17 Life Lessons I Hope You Learnt In 2017


As another year approaches I hope you are able to look back on 2017 and take the sprinkles of glitter that came with it...


I hope you learnt that losing a parent does not destroy you.

It cracks you wide open and your heart stops beating but it does not destroy you. And that your courage to push on regardless of the tremendous strain weighing heavily on your heart is fucking oscar worthy. 


I hope you learnt that heartbreak was simply the start of something wonderful.

That it's the feeling of a door closing on someone not worth your time or energy or with the emotional capacity of a watermelon. And that sometimes, things fall apart so better things can fall together.


I hope you learnt that true love is how they described it to be.

And that the world went quiet when it snuck up on you.

I hope you learnt to embrace who you truly are.

And that your weird and colourful self feels incredibly free because of it.

I hope you learnt that some people are just arseholes. 

And that this is not a reflection of you but rather, a proclamation of where they are in their own journey.

I hope you learnt to say no.

To create healthy boundaries that absolutely include skipping the gym in favour of an extra hour in bed with your dog.


I hope you learnt to not give a fuck.

Because the world needs a little more authenticity and a little less Kim Kardashian.


I hope you learnt that you are not for everyone.

And that life is too short to be something you're not.


I hope you learnt that closure is overrated.

Because how do you ever really close a door that was never open?


I hope you learnt that life isn't on the rise constantly.

And you're a hero for getting up to do it all over again after the days that it blew.


I hope you learnt that where you are right now is where you're supposed to be.

And that this isn't some annoying meme found in a cheap fortune cookie; it's the Universe's way of telling you that what you're putting out into the world is what you're getting back. So what are you going to do about it?


I hope you learnt that you won't grow by flattery.

And to see challenge as an opportunity for growth.


I hope you learnt that the purest of friendships survive a lifetime.

And that miles of ocean won't change the fact.


I hope you learnt that play is the gateway to your inner child.

And we didn't come into this world as an adult for a reason. 

I hope you learnt that travel is more than just a journey to another part of the world.

It's a journey to another part of yourself. 

I hope you learnt to navigate the maze of your own mind.

And that you are so much more than that destructive chatterbox inside your head. 

I hope you learnt that life is hauntingly beautiful with shades of heartache and that 2018 follows suit spectacularly.

THANK YOU for all of your support this past year... You rock <3


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2 responses to “17 Life Lessons I Hope You Learnt In 2017”

  1. I truly think that every year that goes by, we come out stronger, more sure of ourselves and ultimately better people. No matter what transpires during the year, the most important thing is that we come out of it in a better place than before. We learn so much all the time, and it is important that we see those changes 😀

    <3 Mon

    • emmalouise says:

      Well said Mon. Thanks for the comment and hope you’re off to a great start this year x

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