Real Talk: 11 Things I Learned in 2011

Ciao Bellas,
As the year winds down, I can't help but reflect on a lot of the experiences I had over the year...and what I've learned from them. So here it goes, 11 Things I Learned in 2011:

1) To give thanks to God daily. I've always been a thankful person, and I don't take stuff for granted...but I've learned to make it a habit to be extra thankful for everything in my life. Theres no such thing as a "small" blessing.

2) To always tell the people you love how you feel about them. My grandfather passed away a few days after thanksgiving, he lived in Africa so it's not like I could really go see him and stuff...but I had peace know that in the last conversation I had with him (before I knew anything was really wrong) that I told him that I loved him.

3) That letting stuff go and forgiving people is a process. It doesn't happen overnight, and sometimes old feelings can try and pop up...but once you deal with those emotions, and figure out WHY you feel that way, it helps you to move on.

4) That I CAN rock red lipstick =D

5) "A man's gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men." - Proverbs 18:16. Don't be afraid to step up and be who God called you to be.

6) How to properly adjust my eating and workout habits in a way that's healthy, totally balanced, easy to stick to, and doesn't deprive me of things that I love. #Lifestylechange

7) You can't always write people off because of your past experiences with them. It might be nessacary to take a break from them, and have some healthy space...but people do grow and change. You can't get upset if it's not at the same rate you do, or as fast as you'd like...but when they do finally do it, and they've CONSISTANTLY SHOWN (that part is key) you the change...don't hold their past stuff against them. Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.

8) "An apology without a change of actions, is nothing more than a formal excuse" - Jamal H Bryant. Amen to that.

9) That "things happen, people change, and life goes on". I can't remember where I read that quote, but it's so true. Sometimes we may feel like certain things or relationships will stay the same way forever...but that's not always true. And that's ok =)

10) That apparently guys do like girls in sweats, so I don't feel so bad about living in them for the past few months because I've been dancing non stop without a ton of time to change. Not that I'm going to make it a habit, but it is somewhat comforting.

11) That a guy and girl really can be just really good friends without anything going on, as long as both parties make their feelings on any sort of romantic stuff between them perfectly clear.

So there it is Bella's, 11 things that I learned in 2011. If you have anything you'd like to add or share on what you learned in 2011, leave it in a comment. Here's to an incredibly Happy and Blessed New Year!

Stylishly Yours,
Ms. Fab

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