January Reflection (2017)

“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.”
 ― Yvonne Woon

Each month, I set aside 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 try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep me accountable (it’s also built into my favorite planner, which is a nice reminder 😉 ).


  • It can be tempting to try to work on 10 goals at a time or tackle all your New Years’ resolutions at once. But it’s helpful to focus on one or two goals at a time to make them realistically manageable. It might not look like as much progress, but in the long run, the results will tell a different story.
  • Just because something is hard doesn’t mean it’s not worth it. Often the harder you have to work for something, the more you’ll appreciate it — and the less you’ll take it for granted. Be willing to work for what you want.
  • Educate yourself. Fact check. Do some research. In a culture that gets most of our news from Facebook, it’s important to seek out the truth (even if it’s not what you want to hear). Alternative facts aren’t facts.

Top 3 Highlights of the month:

  • My sister got married!!!!!
  • Celebrated 6 months of my LDR ❤
  • Booked tickets for my next trip! 😉 (I think I have a problem…)

What big lessons have you learned over the past month? Share in the comments below!


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