Reflection: November

November Reflections“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

Each month, I set aside a chunk of time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I want to be more intentional in my personal development this year, and posting each month serves as a way to help keep me accountable. If you have any big lessons you learned this past month, feel free to share them in the comments!

Here are three big lessons I learned this past month:

  • Resting isn’t a sign of weakness. I chose to come home early from Mexico because I knew my body needed it. It wouldn’t have proved anything to “tough it out” (and it’s okay to let others help you).
  • Going back to school is tough (even though I’ve only been out of school for a year or so)! Homework?! Geez. I’m having to get better at time management and balancing all of the bouncing balls I have going — and still find time to take care of myself.
  • Be careful about complaining about things (especially the things you can change). There have been some situations recently that are easy to gripe about without doing anything to change it. I’m trying to challenge myself to not just talk about issues but to think constructively on how I might be able to make a difference.

What did November teach you? I’d love to hear how you are growing!

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