“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 😉 ).
THREE LESSONS I LEARNED THIS PAST MONTH:
- Change is bittersweet — at least big changes often are. As I packed up my life to head to Europe for the next chapter, my emotions ran the whole gamut. At times I felt bad for the “negative” emotions I was feeling since I was moving on to such cool things (I mean, can you really complain about spending time in Italy?). But no one can tell you what you should or shouldn’t be feeling. It’s okay to feel it all.
- Patience is a virtue — especially in Italy. My first experience as soon as I landed in Italy taught me how important patience is over here. One of my bags was lost, and I had to wait about an hour to fill out a simple form with my contact info and address for them to deliver my bag once it made it to Venice (turns out it was still in Newark). And there was only one person in line ahead of me. Much to learn while I am here. 😬
- It’s okay not to know the next step. A lot of people asked me what I planned to do in Italy since I can’t work abroad. And while I had thought about it, I had no real answer. Aside from catching up on sleeping, I really wasn’t sure what I’d be doing. I had to be okay with not knowing just to make it through all the stuff I had to do before I left the States.
Top 3 Highlights of the month:
- Went to a waterpark with my dad for the day! 🌊
- Took a chair yoga training at Enso.
- Arrived in Italy!🇮🇹
What big lessons have you learned over the past month? Share in the comments below!