Man, it’s hard to believe that in 15 days, I’ll be ringing in a New Year. New Year’s Eve makes me mad now. Not because I don’t want to welcome a new year; I’m earnestly thankful for it. It’s one of the biggest nights of the year and the question always boils down to What to do?
Honestly, I always prefer staying in. I don’t need no V.I.P table, no dress, no after party, no big plans. I don’t need to be doing something. If I had my way, all my family would be in one place– preferably out of the country, celebrating life. If out of the country is not possible, then in someone’s home. I’m at the stage in life where home is enough. I mean, there’s unlimited alcohol and you don’t have to drive nowhere! What can be sweeter? The only downside to bringing in the New Year at home is thinking about spending it alone. That’s not fun. It’s not the worst thing in the world, but not preferable. My plans this year are still undetermined. I can say, however, they will involve staying inside somewhere.
Even as I type this, I don’t feel like the year is over yet. It hasn’t really hit me. Maybe once we are officially on school break, I’ll start to believe it. Recounting my experiences this year, the bad ones come to mind first. Yea, I’m sure they inspired growth. But they still sucked. Maybe once I’m way over this hump… and over the anger, the disbelief, the ouchies of 2015 I’ll be able to truly appreciate it. Right now, I’m still angry. That’s okay. Things take time.
I’ve also had some blessings this year– I turned 30, moved out on my own officially, got into some consistent individual mental health therapy, and have been practicing with my CCC’s! I gots letters behind my name now! I am on my way to becoming a self-sufficient, responsible adult. Below are the top 4 lessons/posts of 2015. I published my first post on GT in June of 2011. This year, I published 30+ posts. Thanks to you, I can continue to have a safe space to create and write things that come to my brain. Toast to 2016!
In case you missed them, my personal favorite posts of 2015:
Know Yourself, Know Your Worth
She’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Open Letter to Future Clinical Fellows (SLP)
It’s not surprising that my posts revolved mostly around work. I was doing a lot of that in the beginning of the year. I have a much better work/life balance now. So much better that I am opting to add more work to my life. These include passion projects, supplemental income and hobbies. I pray your holidays and New Year’s celebration is safe and enjoyable!
Share with me one lesson you learned in 2015!
5 thoughts on “Lessons I’ve Learned: 2015”
Supplemental income, give me some of that, lol. I’m moving out on my own next month, scary, rent will more than double. I’m scared. Anywho. Yes. I know all about screaming ouch this year….I was able to give. Sigh of relief too though. :’)
Moving on your own is so exhilarating! I think if you have a budget and stick to it, you’ll be fine!
One lesson I learned…sometimes ppl leave you with no goodbyes and it’ll hurt you something terrible but keep moving forward there’s no need to beg for the person to stay you’ll have to keep begging them. That gets old…so if they can say goodbye or walk away let them, compliments of jakes, TD jakes that is lol
That it’s okay to believe.
Wishing you the best in the new year and everything your heart desires in life and love. If I had to say one lesson I learned in 2015 was patience. I learned to be patient regarding a few areas of my life.