Things I Learned in 2018

2018 has come and gone. Whether you’ve had a great year or the worst, we can all look back and pull out a few things we learned about ourselves, others, and our surroundings. I’ve learned a few thing in this 2018 year. Here are a few (at least that I can remember):

  1. Change is not so bad.
  2. I can deadlift more than 200 lbs.
  3. Saying what goes on in your head is good. There are people who genuinely want to know what goes on in there.
  4. Life rarely turns out as you envisioned.
  5. Editing podcasts is time consuming
  6. Pre-ripped/distressed jeans are a ponzi scheme. They end up falling apart after one wash. Don’t fall for it in 2019!
  7. Deadlines are for a finished work. Do good work but don’t let your irrational drive for perfection stop you from finishing.
  8. Losing 50 lbs was way more taxing mentally than I previously thought. It really reveals the inner thoughts you have of yourself.
  9. One frosty won’t kill you.
  10. Mountains never look as intimidating after you’ve scaled them. It’s the same with challenges.
  11. I can do way more than I thought.
  12. Progress is exponential.
  13. People only change if they want to.
  14. You’ve come too far to let a workout intimidate you.
  15. You’re not perfect. Surprise!
  16. Gochujang is the Korean version of honey mustard; it goes with almost everything.
  17. Self control is always an upward battle.
  18. Grace and failure are always constant in the Christian experience.
  19. Red is my color.
  20. I’m not a very good dater.
  21. I don’t particularly like dating. Let’s just skip all the awkward stuff and be cool with each other.
  22. But going through dating apps with friends is fun.
  23. Against all odds, hope has become my anchor and best friend.
  24. I really like eating healthy and fitness but I don’t like it enough to make it a career.
  25. It really do be your own people sometimes.
  26. “A meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort.”- Aiden Wilson Tozer
  27. I can’t always “live my best life.”
  28. I hate that phrase. (see previous number)
  29. 28 sounds waaaayyyy older than 27. I got to get used to that.
  30. I can do this.

There is so much to be gained from 365 days of living we cant take it for granted. Cheers to 2019 and 365 more!

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