As I sit a home recovering from dental surgery on New Year’s Eve or as we call it in Trinidad and Tobago Ole Years; I decided to hit pause on a post about Egypt to reflect and review what I’ve learned in 2017. So here goes.
Blogging is a lot more complicated than I expected. As a newbie (almost 2 months) getting comfortable with her writing voice, grammar checks, post layout, photography and getting media to materialize to my vision turns out to be more complicated than I initially thought.
Write down the noteworthy things you’ve learnt along the way. You can’t reflect and apply your learnings if you can’t remember them. It’s also applicable for blogging purposes.
Deciding to take a break or hop off the corporate ladder isn’t a failure but rather, a change to the trajectory of your journey.
Recognize opportunities presented when closing one door. It’s easy to disregard how many other doors were open or unlocked because your focus was narrow.
What you actually want now, may not be the same as what you thought you would have wanted and that’s OK! It just means that you’ve changed along the way, this isn’t a bad thing.
Even celebrities sometimes need a sick day and cancel concerts. I’ll see you some other time Enrique 🙁
Don’t let fear of failure hold you back. Think about all the positive things that you are missing out on because you were afraid to do something. When in doubt think about the worst case scenario and plan ways against that demise.
Netflix’s Narcos was a good series. Yes, I discovered this series this year. I can’t wait for season 4.
Turkish coffee is absolutely yummy.
No matter how old you are, there’s always something new to learn and discover. So, read and explore to your heart’s desire. Sometimes, reading a gruesome crime novel past midnight isn’t always the best idea especially when it’s windy outside. You find yourself wondering “what’s that creepy noise????”
Take care better care of your body. As you get older different things tend to pop up, pay attention to what your body is telling you. Sadly, we don’t recover as fast as we used to in our early 20’s. Moisturize, stretch, plank and pay loads of attention to your diet.
Fitness apps plan your workouts just as well as trainers at the gym.
Thanks for reading! I wish you all a bright and prosperous 2018!