What The Summer Has Taught Me – 2019

August 21st 2019


Here’s to the end of another summer with a lot of new lessons~

This is the fourth summer in a row where I have shared the lessons I have learned and I love making this post for two reasons. One reason being that I love to reflect on the summer I have had and seen what key takeaways I can come up with and the other being that I love going back and reading past posts and seeing what I have learned during previous summers and remembering what experiences contributed to those lessons.

So, without further introduction, here is what my summer has taught me this year:

  1. You can’t always do it all. Sometimes you need to accept that you can only spread yourself so thin before it becomes impossible to do anything to the best of your ability. Understand that you can’t always do everything you want to do and that there are only 24 hours in a day.
  2. Changes is scary but becomes less daunting over time. The first few days of making a change are the most uncomfortable, but once you get into a good groove and realize that even discomfort is temporary, you start to see the light in every situation.
  3. True friends don’t need to be close by to support you. Moving has taught me that friends can be friends no matter the distance and that distance doesn’t need to change things. The best friends are the ones who make you feel like you’ve never left.
  4. You’re allowed to have good things. It is so easy to let the way things have been impact the way you expect things to be, but just remember that you are worthy of good things and take every new experience as the chance for something great to happen.
  5. Sometimes you have to make your own fun. You can’t always rely on other people to be around and make fun things happen for you. Sometimes you have to take it upon yourself to look for your own ways to have fun.
  6. No matter what, you will always find a new normal. When you get stripped of your regular routine, it can be so hard to find a new way of doing things, but one day everything falls into place and you have a new routine and you didn’t even realize.

I think this summer has been one of the most transformative I have had in a while and I am honestly so excited to share more of what I learned in future posts. If you want to read more of my summer lessons, check out the posts below:



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Jess, 25, yogi, believer in things, book worm, shy, aspiring human of Earth. I like to spend my time on a yoga mat, typing away with my thoughts, or taking pictures of anything and everything. Stop on by for everything from self-care to book reviews to fashion posts and more!

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