16 things I learnt in 2016

With only two weeks left until Christmas and the fast approach to the end of 2016 I’ve reflected on some of the most important things I’ve learnt this year. 16 of them in fact!

  1. Take time to pee. Your kidneys will thank you and who doesn’t want an extra few minutes away from work, for health reasons of course
  2. Sometimes good people do bad things. It doesn’t make them bad people
  3. There is no point staying in a job you don’t love, we spend far too much time there for that
  4. There is no place like home. Every year I learn this more and more
  5. You can never be grateful enough for all the things your parents have done and sacrificed for you but it’s worth trying
  6. It doesn’t matter if you only have a handful of friends, what matters is how great a friend they are
  7. Set crazy goals with no time limit but work hard to set new records┬áconstantly. For instance, it’s more fun to focus on how far you can run compared to last week than how fast you can run by next week
  8. You cannot control how you feel about things, no matter how much you wish you could so don’t beat yourself up
  9. Food is to be enjoyed thoroughly, not consumed mindlessly
  10. If you have feelings which are positive and kind don’t hold back from saying them out of fear. Life’s too short and the worlds too sad to withhold anything good
  11. Being stubborn is not a bad thing – within reason – and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise
  12. Be thankful. No matter whether the favour is small or large make sure they know you appreciate them
  13. Say goodbye to people who no longer make you happy, it doesn’t matter if they’ve been around for one year or one decade
  14. I will always love country music and I don’t even care
  15. You don’t need meat to make a meal good
  16. Long hair is annoying and will get all up in your business – it’s almost worth it