4 Things I’ve learned in 2017 ft. JD Williams - Taislany Gomes

4 Things I’ve learned in 2017

Post by Taislany Gomes • December 20, 2017 • Fashion, Lifestyle

4 Things I’ve learned in 2017 ??

Until a few days ago I still couldn’t feel 100% grateful and happy for everything that has happened in the last few years. Not that I don’t know how blessed I am, but we live in a world where it seems that you can always have more.

JD Williams Lace-up Jumper //JD Williams Knitted Sleeve Coat

I know the year is not quite over yet but with Christmas around the corner, I started thinking about how my 2017 went and I thought it would be nice to share a few things I learned.

I feel that this year I was tested several times and in completely different ways – 2017 was filled with ups and downs and every single thing that has happened has made me stronger for the next years to come:

Do not be afraid to say “NO!”

This is something I’ve been practicing a lot in the last few months. It’s not the easiest thing to do but, it can really help preserve your mental health and prevent stress. Saying no to opportunities is also a positive thing, especially if it is not compatible with your personality and won’t add anything positive to your life.

You’re who you really are.

We all try to change some of our characteristics to please people – it really is inevitable but, how stupid is that? You’re who you REALLY are and changing your personality to make other people accept or like you should not be an option.

Let’s be honest, no one can change 100%, not long-term. I am a true believer that people’s essence does not change even if unconsciously, we will always be loyal to it.

Unless this change brings something remarkable to my life… I have decided to be myself, not to change my appearance, characteristics or values because of a person, group or whatever.

Right and wrong are very relative.

Right and wrong used to be very clear and so I always defended what I thought was right and judged what was wrong. However, what is right and wrong for me, may not be for you and vice versa. It is great to defend our values, ideas and visions, but sometimes it is good to listen to what others have to say.

Whether you know them personally or not, they will always have something to share and teach. Sometimes all we need is to “think outside the box,” to look at things from a different perspective.

Moving out is not that easy.

It’s been almost one year since I moved out of my mum’s house and I must admit that it’s not as easy as it seems. Don’t get me wrong, having your own place is amazing but you’ll definitely miss being taken care of.

You will have to spend your hard earned money to buy groceries instead of buying that fabulous bag, you’ll have unexpected expenses with the most random things, not to mention having to cook everyday! But despite the odds, it’s worth having this experience because it’s a great way to learn how to be independent.

How about you, what have you learned this year? Let me know in the comments below.


JD Williams Lace-up Jumper //JD Williams Knitted Sleeve Coat // Joes Jeans High-rise Jeans // Daniel Wellington watch & bracelet // In The Style Black Faux Bag

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