29 Lessons to Take Into 2019


Image result for turned all my l's into lessonsI am a student of life and 2018 has confirmed that even more. It was a difficult year, but I’m walking away with many lessons that will only make my 2019 better and stronger, In Shaa Allah (Lord willing). I tend to reflect a lot around this time of year, but rather than making New Years resolutions, I’m now moving to create a vision board. There is something powerful about the visualization of your dreams, goals and aspiration. Through this visualization, thankfully, many things on my vision board from 2015 have come to pass. While of course, not necessarily in the order I had laid it out, but I saw the things on that timeline manifest. One thing I will add to this year’s vision board will be to blog more. I’m an advocate for writing as a form of therapy, but I have done a poor job in 2018 of exemplifying that. I hope to exude this in all areas of my life.

Below are 29 lessons that I have found useful to share with all of you that I want to continue to carry on with me in 2019 and onwards, so here we go.

  1. It is okay to say NO and not to feel bad about it.
  2. Be selfish with your time.
  3. Self-affirmation is important, so wake up and be your biggest cheerleader.
  4. Stop using the word “friend” so loosely.
  5. Work on your spiritual connection with the creator and its universe, as much as you give your outer appearance.
  6. It is OKAY to take a day to yourself to REFLECT and to do NOTHING, but RECHARGE.
  7. Find your “Why”.
  8. Be aware of the changes you want to make, (both inward and outward) but allow yourself to be diligent and embrace the process.
  9. Travelling will teach you more about yourself and other people’s way of life than you would ever imagine learning in a classroom.
  10. Not everyone has your best interest at heart and that’s okay.
  11. Accept the apology you will never get and stop looking for closure.
  12. Health is wealth, so take care of your mind, body and soul.
  13. Feed your mind with SUBSTANCE.
  14. Time wasted scrolling on Instagram, you will never be able to get it back.
  15. It is ok to start over.
  16. Your FEELINGS and EMOTIONS are always VALID.
  17. Trust your GUT, if it feels WRONG, then most likely it is.
  18. Past friendships can be rekindled.
  19. Societal standards are bogus.
  20. There is nothing wrong with you if you are single.
  21. It is ok to NOT be able to CONTROL everything.
  22. If it triggers or hinders your peace then it is time to part ways with it.
  23. Get rid of inconsistent people.
  24. It is ok to unlearn everything that was deemed “right”.
  25. If you constantly have to repeat the same thing to someone, chances are they do NOT care nor do they respect you.
  26. Not every text or situation deserves a response. “There is so much POWER in SILENCE!”
  27. Love DEEPLY and be unapologetic about it.
  28. You have to save yourself before trying to save everyone else. (I am super guilty of this)
  29.  You are ENOUGH!

I am wishing all of you a prosperous and enriched year ahead. If you are able to read this, then you are blessed beyond words.  Take it easy on yourself and remember you are doing great. What are the lessons you will take on to 2019? Also, let me know what your START, STOP, and CONTINUE list is. If you need information on how to make vision boards, don’t hesitate to reach out. God bless you all.


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