People Are Using #2017TaughtME To Look Back On Things They Learned This Year

These are all lessons we can carry with us into 2018.

As 2017 comes to a close, it's time to think about all that went on in this interesting year. It's a time to jot down your new year resolutions, celebrate the holidays with loved ones, and most importantly, reflect on all of the lessons you've learned over the last 12 months. 

While it's true we don't have to wait until a new year to make changes in our lives, it does present a great opportunity for a fresh start. Each year, we grow as individuals. We get older, wiser, and gain more life experience. It only makes sense that after a full year of living, we apply new lessons to our next phase. 

Maybe you made new friends, maybe you lost touch with old ones. Maybe you fell in love, dealt with heartbreak, or took your relationship to a new level. Maybe you started a new career or found yourself miserable with the one you currently have. Whatever realization you came to, it's sure to influence the way you carry on in the next year. 

On Twitter, folks are sharing the most important lessons they've learned over this past year using the hashtag #2017TaughtMe. Read on for some of the most relatable and inspiring lessons we've probably all learned this year. And remember to carry the lessons with you into 2018. 

1. Sometimes, you have to put yourself first.

2. You're not the only one going through something.

3. Patience is key.

4. Not every issue is worth your energy.

5. Good still exists.

6. Some things are best kept private.

7. Mind your company.

8. There is a lesson in everything.

9. Know when it's time to move on.

10. You'll survive.

11. You gotta do what you gotta do.

Original cover image via 胡 卓亨 on Unsplash

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