14 Lessons of 2014

Those that know me know that 2014 was a year of huge changes for me. A lot can change in a year, and last year, for me, that was more true than ever.

And so, as is the trend at this time of year, I've been reflecting back on what 2014 has taught me, as I get ready to try and make 2015 even better.

Here are my 14 biggest lessons learned in 2014:

1. You can do a lot more than you thought you were capable of if you set your mind to it

2. You can be brave

3. Friends will continue to surprise you, both in good ways and in bad

4. You can move from a point where anxiety was stopping you doing everything, to a point where it's a part of your personality you're learning, slowly, to control

5. You really do feel better where you're putting good food into your body. So get on with it

6. Ditto exercise. Get a wriggle on

7. Continue talking to anyone and everyone. Everybody in this world has
something to teach you

8. Sometimes taking the scariest steps can pay you back with the biggest rewards

9. Never underestimate the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people

10. Nobody is perfect

11. Your family may be bonkers, but you wouldn't have achieved half of what you have without them

12. The best advice can come from the most unlikely of sources

13. A quick text or phone call could mean more to that other person than you ever realised

14. You're only 22. Stop giving yourself a hard time, or questioning why you don't have everything figured out

And there we have it, lessons I will be taking forwards with me into the coming year.

This year's resolution is taken from the words of blogger Laura Jane Williams at Superlatively Rude - one of my favourite blog discoveries of 2014 - and is:

Do more of what makes you happy, and less of what doesn't

And with that, I hope you all have a fantastic Monday.... I'm off for Day One of my new job!


  1. haha love the exercise one. I need to listen to that...!

    Katie <3


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