What I learnt in 2016

Happy new year, guys! I hope you all are having the best start to the year!
As every year, 2016 had it’s ups and downs. Personally for me, there were a lot more ups than downs, and tonnes and tonnes of things to learn. Reflecting back on the past year, I’ve grown so much, not only professionally, but as a person as well. And today, I’m just penning down the things 2016 taught me, hoping to share some of my experiences with you guys, and I’d love to know what you learnt this year too!

2016 taught me patience, and that good things take time. Eventually everything that you truly want, will find it’s way to you. All you gotta do is be patient. 
2016 taught me to work hard.
2016 also taught me that sometimes it’s okay to not work too hard and take some time out for yourself.
I learnt that almost every single thing around us has thought and effort put into it, and sometimes it’s nice to not let it go unnoticed.
I learnt that just saying ‘thank you’ and ‘please’ can make the world of a difference. 
I learnt that I am very very lucky to live the life I live. The fact that I not only have basic necessities, but a lot lot more than that is a gift that I will always be grateful for. 
I learnt that I’ve changed a lot as a person this year, for the good.
I also learnt that I’ve not changed enough, and can be a  not-so-nice person sometimes (gotta work on that in 2017 haha)
I learnt that we can’t always have good, happy times. It’s okay to have your down moments. They just let you appreciate the high moments so much more.
I learnt that all I need in life is a few people whom I love and trust to keep me going.
I learnt to not be lazy (sometimes).
I learnt that I love to travel, and as amazing as 2016 was for me to travel, I hope that 2017 is better!
I learnt that it’s okay to be proud of yourself, but without being a snob (see what I did there?)
I could go on, but lastly, I learnt that you guys are the best. The absolute best. I could never thank you guys enough. Y’all keep me inspired, motivated and just make my day, all the time. And every time I’m upset, or I log onto YouTube or Instagram and come across a hateful comment, the only thing that keeps me going is YOU. I hope that 2017 is the best year of your life, and gives you everything that you could ever ask for, and so so much more. 
P.S. Tell me what you learnt in 2016 in the comments below, I’d love to know!

Top, necklace – Zara; Skirt – Candidly Couture; Shoes – Forever21

Images by – Mohit Varu

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