What I Learned in 2017

Can you believe we’re already a week into the new year? 2017 was a crazy year for our world and me personally. So many different things (good and bad) happened and thus many lessons were learned. Here is a short list of what 2017 taught me (in no particular order)!

  1. Respect is something you need to earn
  2. If you feel disrespected, speak up

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  3. People who don’t respect others are the same people who have never been stood up to
  4. Not everyone is going to like you
  5. As a woman, it is your responsibility to stand up for other women who can’t find their voice
  6. There is a difference between harassment and constructive criticism
  7. If you are proud of something, it doesn’t matter what others think
  8. You will always find out the truth
  9. How a person treats you says more about them than it does about you
  10. Don’t light yourself on fire to keep others warm
  11. A red flag is a red flag, there is no “but…” about it
  12. How someone treats the waitstaff at a restaurant says a lot about a person
  13. We all have a side we don’t show
  14. The world and the people on it are confusing — don’t try to understand it
  15. The world would be a much easier and happier place if we all loved one another.

What did you learn this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Xoxo,
Micaela

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