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18 Things I Learned in 2016 

Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone started 2017 off on the right foot 👣 😊. 2016 was quite a year. I’m sure you’ll all agree with me when I say that it had a lot of ups ⬆ and tons of downs ⬇. Luckily 🍀, we were able to get through it and can have an even better 2017.

The negativity of 2016 taught me some things about myself and life that I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t gone through some difficult situations. 

  • I’m stronger 💪 than I thought I was
  • Blood isn’t always thicker than water
  • Letting go of people who drag you down is good for the soul (and possibly your health too lol 😂)
  • Sometimes you have to stick to your guns 🔫 🔫 and don’t let anyone change your mind.
  • Keep an open mind
  • Not everyone is good for you 👹
  • It’s ok to say no 🚫
  • You don’t have to please everyone
  • Not everyone is going to agree with you and that’s ok 👍
  • Do what makes you happy 🤓
  • Don’t worry about other’s opinion of you
  • Not everyone’s intentions are good
  • Be selective of the company you keep (that includes family👥)
  • Not everyone will support you and that’s ok
  • Believe in yourself
  • Stay positive especially when things are looking grim 💀
  • You don’t need exceedingly negative ➖ and toxic ☠ people around you
  • People are more faithful to themselves than they are to you

      I will keep all of these things in mind as I move forward on this new year. What has 2016 taught you? 🤔


      8 thoughts on “18 Things I Learned in 2016 

      1. We had some similar lessons.
        I learned I had to let go of some people that were just TOO DAMN NEGATIVE! I am a very positive person and trying to cheer them up to no avail… I could go on.
        I hope 2017 is awesome for you!

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      2. It’s really hard to put distance between yourself and someone you love (especially if that person is a family member), but sometimes you have to do that for the sake of your own emotional health.

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