Lessons Learned in 2015




In 2015, I made an important decision. I decided that, no matter what, I was going to do the things I wanted to do, for me, and I think it’s a decision you should make too. From committing to working out more often to taking courses in a field that interests you, make sure these are decisions that aren’t forced upon you! You’ll be happier, and you’re more likely to excel.

In 2015, I made a promise to myself that I would focus on activities that I preferred and not what others persuaded me to do. I took classes that I liked, spent time with positive-minded people, and did more volunteer work. I found that a well-balanced life really pushed me to learn new things and be a more positive and energetic person.

I also learned that some things are meant to happen and that we have to try to understand why outcomes occur as they do. I had many situations in which I had to pick a side or have an opinion. In the aftermath, I had to come to terms with what had happened, and why I made the best decision for my wellbeing. I had to learn not to regret things.

Whether it’s learning to do the things that make you happy or accepting the decisions we’ve made, we all learn something new every day (cliché but true). I’m learning that the next step is figuring out how to apply these lessons to our daily lives. It’s how we grow as people.

What about you, UTM? What has this year taught you so far?