Eight Lessons to Bring With Me Into TwentyEIGHTteen!

©  The last few days of December 2017 allowed me to immerse myself in a strange, but somehow delicate, balance as I accomplish mini goals that I have put off throughout the year. From the basis of organization, I have allowed myself to clear my surroundings of old patterns, to record my thoughts, and to always look at the positive aspect of my life. I have engaged in positive relationships as the first half of the year had a lot of negative people who have dissipated away from my life and unto the corners of my deepest thoughts. This being said, I hope to write a list of things I learned this year and what I hope to bring with me into 2018.

Side note: I added a link to some of my blog posts that pertained to the particular lesson I wrote about! If you need any encouragement in that area, give it a click!

  1. It is extremely important to have to balance your life. While there is a time to have excitement, there is also a time for peace. This is most important to me and I will be discussing this next week!
  2. While it may be difficult, some people are only in your life for a season. Just because their presence affects you doesn’t mean they will stay forever. 
  3. It is so important to focus on the little things. As cliche as it sounds, they really are the big things. See this post!
  4. Tiny progress is still progress and it adds up. Be thankful for the smaller accomplishments in life. See this post!
  5. It is okay to be sad. Drown in tears occasionally. It isn’t a sign of weakness; it is an element of vulnerability and your trials and tribulations may encourage someone else who is in the midst of struggles. See this post!
  6. Life changes, life stays the same. That’s okay. Take time to immerse yourself in the moment. There is always beauty to be seen. See this post!  / See this post!
  7. It is okay to speak up. Let your voice be heard. Every thought counts and you deserve to be treated with respect. That’s not being petty or difficult, it’s self-respect.
  8. Be thankful! You would be surprised how much gratitude can affect your well-being! It’s a beautiful thing when you start to see happiness in tiny moments! It makes you realize how blessed you truly are! Attitude of Gratitude
  9. LASTLY, take a risk! That risk may equate to one of the best decisions in your life. For example, I made this blog in April of this year. I struggled for quite some time to decide whether or not I should do this. I felt so compelled as something in my heart told me it was time. I am so thankful I listened to what I felt was God’s calling and progressed to make this blog. It has been so beneficial in allowing me to see the goodness in this world! Thank you to everyone who has strung along and encouraged me!

Side note: There was an extra lesson (#1), to jump start me for this year! 😉

©  Kiki Mueller 2017


20 responses to “Eight Lessons to Bring With Me Into TwentyEIGHTteen!”

  1. Becoming His Tapestry Avatar

    Great post and great lessons to learn. #9 is a good one! Take risk!

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Thank you! I was just thinking about that in regards to expanding my blog! Blessings! Xoxo

      1. Becoming His Tapestry Avatar

        Great idea!

  2. T. R. Noble Avatar

    Yes, being thankful helps so much 🙂

    Just a little piece of advice, I did this too, in the beginning, when you say blogs (referring to a post(s) ) it sounds confusing, like you are referring to different blogs, not blog posts. I have a post coming out in a few weeks about terms for new bloggers, and I wrote about this one because I did it too.

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Thank you! Blessings! Xoxo

  3. My Blessing By Grace Avatar

    Amen! Having balance, taking risks and being grateful are three of the things on your list that I will definitely be trying to do in the new year too! Thank you very much for sharing these. xo

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Aww, glad you liked it! Sounds like a great plan! Blessings! Xoxo

  4. Zakia Boone Avatar

    I love all 9 but numbers 1, 2, 4 and 9 really stuck out to my own personal life as I, too, have shifted my perspective to a healthier perspective for this new year! Amen!

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you can resonate! Blessings! Xoxo

  5. Sarah Avatar

    I loved this, such an amazing idea!

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      1. Sarah Avatar

        You’re welcome.
        Did you have a chance to read my posts yet?

      2. growingthroughsomething Avatar

        I have looked through them very briefly but I plan on looking into them with more depth soon! 🙂 I have been out all day and haven’t had a chance to go through my feed but I look forward to reading your work! 🙂

      3. Sarah Avatar

        Thank you so much!
        It means lots to me knowing the world out there will get a better picture about what Lyme is…

  6. Lukhi Diamond Avatar

    🙂Your Post are gorgeous and useful.Thanks for sharing your good experience with us.You is an amazing artist! 🙂🙂


    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Aww, thank you so much! Blessings! Xoxo

  7. lavit gupta Avatar

    nice post thanks for sharing n keep it up thanks a lot……!

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Thank you! 💓

  8. lynnabbottstudios Avatar

    This is a wonderful list, Kikki! You are very wise. <3

  9. growingthroughsomething Avatar

    Thank you! I just saw this! I appreciate your kind words! Blessings!

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