What I Have Learned This Month

img_2165-1img_2167-1img_2162img_2196img_2217-1As May comes to an end, I cannot help but to think about how much my life has changed in just one month. New city, new apartment, new job and most of all a new life. For a while, I felt stuck in a repetitive life and craved a new start. On a whim, I decided to pack up my life and move to Philadelphia for a job without much else planned. Friends told me I was brave, but I had a hard time accepting that praise because I constantly overthink if I made the right decision. I am taking this next chapter in my life as an opportunity to learn more about myself and conquer my fears. As a very shy person, moving to a city where I don’t know many people is just absolutely terrifying. However, I did it and I am learning to go on a walk by myself and talk to people that I meet to make friends. I have made mistakes, overslept, overspent and wondered if I made the right decision, but I am still so happy I made this move. I have learned so much more about myself this month than I thought I would. Going on long walks around Philly after work on the weekends are just one of the things that help me during this transition and has become one of my favorite things to do.  I start each day with some self love before I leave the apartment and when I come back to the apartment after work, I take some time to remember how blessed I am. I have no clue what my future is or where I will be in five years, however I do know that I am on the right path to figuring that out. I thought I would share a few things I learned this month…

  • Don’t let your emotions determine what kind of day you have
  • You can change anything you want in your life that you don’t like
  • Practice self-love throughout the day
  • We forgive others easily, now be compassionate with yourself
  • Wake up every morning and tell yourself you are going to have a good day
  • Stop comparing yourself to others. Just stop.
  • Remind yourself at night what you are grateful for
  • Believe in yourself
  • Stop caring what other people think
  • Don’t try to hide your true self because you are afraid of what they will think
  • Learn to love
  • Learn from rejections and grow from them
  • Don’t get FOMO, make plans instead
  • Support those people around you
  • Text a friend first to make plans
  • Say yes and go on the date even though you are afraid
  • Bring your own coffee to work, don’t buy Starbucks
  • Put that $20 in a rainy day fund
  • Go for a walk and clear your head
  • Enjoy life

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