12 Things I Learned In 12 Months

Happy New Year!! 2017 has come and gone and now its time to embrace 2018 and all of it’s adventures. My New Years resolution is to reflect on the challenges I faced in 2017, and to do better and be better. 2017 was extremely tough for me. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, lost my job, and struggled with depression. I started the year on cloud 9 and ended it at rock bottom. On the bright side, the only place to go from here is UP!

Things I learned in 12 months

12 Things I Learned In 12 Months

  1. Stop internalizing issues. January
  2. When someone shows you who they are, believe them. February
  3. My children are the best parts of me. March
  4. A savings account is for SAVING. April
  5. Invest in yourself. May
  6. I’m a pretty good writer. June
  7. It’s OK to not be OK. July
  8. There is no such thing as job security, when you’re working for someone else. August
  9. Don’t date someone you can’t call on in case of an emergency. September
  10. It takes a village to raise a child. October
  11. Faith means nothing, if you’re not willing to do the work. November
  12. I learned a lot in December. I learned that I’m stronger than I thought, My mom is the G.O.A.T, and that I’d go to war over my children and win EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!

Dramatics aside, 2017 was the toughest year of my adult life (not that I’ve been an adult long). I loved and I lost, I struggled with my weight and self-love, and I’ve had people attack my parenting and come for my child. A weaker person would’ve cracked, but I pushed through and made it into 2018 with both of my girls. Here’s to the New Year! What are your resolutions for 2018?? Comment down below.

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26 Comments

  1. January 3, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    Wow, it’s incredible what we can learn in 12 months, isn’t it? Those months fly by too. I can’t believe it’s January already!

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 12:52 pm

      Yes, 2017 flew! Happy New Year!!

  2. January 2, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    What wisdom you have gained over just 12 short months! Thank you for sharing these as I resonate with many of them. Just about right now, I feel #3 strongly…little angels here to be wisdom teachers to us, even though they call us ‘mom.’ <3

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 12:52 pm

      Thank you for reading Evelyn! Happy New Year!

  3. January 2, 2018 / 11:49 am

    2017 was an intense year of change for myself. Mostly good but rough. Just glad I made it through. Keep pushing momma.

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Here’s to a great 2018!! Happy New Year Angel

  4. LaToya
    January 2, 2018 / 10:43 am

    You learned some valuable stuff in the last 12 months. I definitely learned to believe the person that someone shows you because that’s really them, even if it’s good or bad. Great post

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      Thanks for reading LaToya! Happy New Year!

  5. January 2, 2018 / 2:31 am

    These are all great! Thanks for sharing!

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      Thank’s for reading! Happy New Year!

  6. January 1, 2018 / 11:44 pm

    These are all great lessons learned! Our children make the world go round and so I totally understand lol

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      The really do! Thanks for reading, Happy New Year!

  7. January 1, 2018 / 11:10 pm

    AH! I need to make list like this. I love this more than the average goals for 2018 or a year in review!

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 12:56 pm

      Yes! It’s a great way to see how much you’ve grown in the last year. Happy New Year!

  8. January 1, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    These are all great lessons I love number 8 and I am working on that myself this year. thanks for sharing.

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 12:58 pm

      Thanks for reading! Happy New Year!

  9. January 1, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Love that you’ve listed what you’ve learned. It’s great to go back and reflect. My resolutions are to be healthier and happier with myself as a whole.

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 12:58 pm

      Those are great resolutions Ashley!! Happy New Year!

  10. January 1, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    Very Inspirational, keep reminding myself of number 3 as well (:

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Happy New Year!

  11. January 1, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    So inspirational! I hope 2018 is all that is good and beautiful for you.

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Same to you! Happy New Year Kristen!

  12. January 1, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    I’ve always said “when you know better, you do better.” Only good things and growth can come of your past struggles!

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 1:01 pm

      Yes! Happy New Year Kisha!

  13. January 1, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    These are really good, as I was reading them I kept thinking “thats my favorite, I like that, ooh thats good too!”. Very inspiring list!

    • Chantal
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 1:02 pm

      I’m glad you liked them! Happy New Year!

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