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18 Life Changing Lessons I Learnt In 2018

Here we are again, the end of a book and this time it so happens to be the novel that was 2018. A lot occurred in the past 12 chapters and 365 pages and for all I find peace with and am grateful.

Moments have been filled with pleasure, some with agony, some with sadness, elation, shock, glee, gloom, mild insanity, only to name a few otherwise we'll be here for the whole of 2019 if I try to list all the adjectives I've felt recently. I actually really enjoy watching the pendulum swing every which way asking you ever so politely with a kick up the butt to keep and never stop progressing. So to sum it up my year was filled with a lot of butt kicking.

I used to HATE the thought of new years eve and even birthdays so much that I'd get emotionally and physically distressed about them. It meant that the clock kept ticking and chapters kept ending, a concept my little eleven year old self didn't want to have to accept. Ever. It's only been this year that I've embraced the change and actually started to look for it. Now I am learning to appreciate the journey and enjoy the transitions that lead on wards and upwards.

I stepped many times out of my comfort zone and in doing so learnt a ridiculous amount about myself. My capabilities, I got an even stronger sense of what I like and dislike, the kind of person I am in relationships, how I show and accept love and even more clarity on what I want to accomplish in this lifetime.

I'm not really one who finds it particularly easy to talk about my physical accomplishments as they can be really quite personal and I frankly don't think that it's anybodies business but mine. So no, this list isn't filled with bucket list destinations I went or dream cars I bought but hey, I'll never go to paradise if I've never been to me.

18 lessons I learnt via the easy, hard and very twisted routes in 2018:
  1. Compliments can turn into best friends, so throw them around like confetti
  2. Stay open to what is to come because you have no idea how fabulous it really is
  3. Turning 18 doesn't have to be scary in fact it's empowering
  4. Doing something simply because you want to is as valid a reason as any
  5. Not doing something simply because you don't want to is as valid a reason as any
  6. Your preferences are not to be limited by you or anyone
  7. Not every lolly in the mix bag will be your favourite one but isn't the variety neat
  8. Loving with your whole heart is a strength that cannot be measured
  9. You and only you control you
  10. It's more then okay to not feel at your peak every day, the rest is just as important
  11. If they have your back even when you're not looking they really do care
  12. Physical looks are the least interesting thing about a person
  13. Know what you want and be okay with wanting it
  14. Improvement will come eventually for now just focus on starting
  15. If it once blessed you with happiness don't waste precious time regretting it
  16. Living your most authentic life inspires others to do so as well
  17. Not everyone shows love the same way as you that doesn't mean its any less valid
  18. Everyday is a reason to celebrate
My blogs won't always wrap around a list as I have many visions for other styles of posts in 2019 but I can't say they aren't fun to write.
To anyone who has taken the time to read my now four published blogs, I thankyou. I hope 2019 knocks your spotty little socks off. Stay happy, stay healthy, stay curious and keep thriving. You are alive, don't forget that.

 2019 smells sweet and looks like a Mediterranean hottie, let the ball continue!

Love, Delilah


  1. Joseph Campbell said: “The only question in life is whether or not you are going to answer a hearty ‘YES!’ to your adventure.” ⁣⁣

    I don’t think he means an ‘adventure’ in the literal sense that we usually think of (although those types of adventures are great too!) I think he's talking about the adventure that dwells deep within each of us: ⁣⁣
    Who am I and what do I need to discover?

    What purpose must I fulfill that no-one else on earth can?

    What calls me to step away from what is expected or assumed and points me towards the path that allows me to fulfill that purpose?⁣⁣

    Be the red flower in a sea of green....⁣⁣

    Be the fire in the night sky..... ⁣⁣


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