Time is never a waste if you take something away from those moments you spent.
As we soon bid farewell to 2014 and welcome a fresh new year, I compiled a little list of things I learned this year.
1. Only we can define ourselves. In January, I shared this post. If other people’s expectations weren’t there, would we be worrying over them?
2. Asking yourself “which is more important to me?” is a great way to combat procastination. Doesn’t work 100% and still requires your own willpower, but it’s a start. Which is more important – spending time writing my book or browsing Twitter for a few hours?
3. When it comes to telling jokes, it’s all in the delivery.
4. TV is not always a waste of time. Any form of media can be great in moderation. TV programmes are there to entertain, to inspire, to spark off your creative juices. Sometimes when I’m out of ideas, I find an inspirational TV show I like and feed off some inspiration.
5. Of course I love a hero, but I realised why I can be so captivated by a villain.
6. And it’s hard for me to not love the Doctor.
7. It’s okay to give up on something that isn’t truly for you. We all like the phrase “never give up” but if it’s not what really want, then there’s no shame in putting it aside. At the very least, you can say you tried it once – instead of you’ve always wanted to try it but never did.
8. There are good examples out there for why we should all keep our faith in humanity.
9. It’s a lovely atmosphere to sit in a coffee shop by yourself.
10. I thought I would perhaps outgrow this phase but apparently not. I will always have more fictional role models than real life ones.
Happy New Year, dear readers! Let’s welcome 2015 with open arms!