100 Truths I Learned in 2015

by Brittany Lauren


Another year has come and gone, can you believe it? I sure can't. I say this every year, but it really does feel like each new year goes by faster than the previous one!

As I have said before, this year has had some pretty big changes for me. Some good, and some that were quite hard to go through. I have not ever been a person that deals with big changes particularly well, so you could say that 2015 has been a year of many lessons for myself. With that, I have compiled a list of 100 short lessons that 2015 has taught me. It was a fun way for me to reflect on the past year, and I invite you to all do the same. It was both funny and inspiring to take the time to remember all of the things that made up my past year!


Without further adieu, here are my 100 truths of 2015:



  1. Change is okay
  2. Embracing it makes life a lot easier
  3. A new day is a new chance to start over
  4. You only get one body, take care of it
  5. Except ice cream every once in a while doesn't hurt
  6. ...Okay maybe weekly
  7. People make mistakes
  8. Most can be forgiven
  9. Some can't
  10. Your intuition is always, always right
  11. Family always comes first
  12. An open mind will take you far
  13. Doing things you're afraid of is never as bad as you think it will be
  14. Honesty goes a long way
  15. Even when something is hard to say
  16. Trying new food can be fun
  17. Mom is always right
  18. Shoes that hurt your feet are not worth it
  19. Even if they are beautiful
  20. It's okay to not know where you're going
  21. The journey is the fun part
  22. Money is not everything
  23. Happiness can come from all sorts of places
  24. Especially where you least expect it
  25. Travelling really is important
  26. Material things will not bring you happiness
  27. Life is easier when you are kind to one another
  28. Especially during hard times
  29. Pick a career based on passion, not money
  30. Bring a jacket when driving in the winter
  31. You don't want to learn the hard way (oops)
  32. A bad haircut isn't the end of the world
  33. A bad attitude is
  34. Surrounding yourself with happy people will indeed make you happier
  35. Sad times don't last forever 
  36. "This too, shall pass"
  37. The ocean is wonderfully relaxing
  38. Social media can do incredible things
  39. It isn't always as bad as it is made out to be
  40. Standing up for yourself is important
  41. And so is knowing when to apologize
  42. Netflix is always a good idea
  43. Even on a Friday night
  44. Jealousy will not get you anywhere
  45. The sound of rain can soothe anything
  46. Talk about the things you love rather than the ones you hate
  47. Life is much happier that way
  48. Learning how to cook isn't as easy as it looks on the food network
  49. Trying is the important part
  50. Nothing beats a great book
  51. Music cures any bad mood
  52. Especially Bieber
  53. A smile is contagious
  54. No one is born with an instruction manual
  55. You can't read another person's mind
  56. And they can't read yours
  57. Be grateful
  58. You're not always right
  59. Make sure the people you love know you love them
  60. Time is not a guarantee
  61. Fill up your gas tank before the gas light turns on
  62. Pushing a car is harder than it looks (yes, related to the above)
  63. Never say never, things can change
  64. See the good in people
  65. Listen to advice, but do what's best for you
  66. Even when it's not the solution you were hoping for
  67. Being lonely with someone is far worse than being lonely alone
  68. Being sorry is more than just words
  69. Say what you mean and mean what you say
  70. It is okay if someone doesn't like you
  71. "You can be the ripest most beautiful peach in the world, and there is still going to be someone who doesn't like peaches"
  72. Always be courteous and use your manners
  73. Respect goes a long way
  74. You can succeed even when people think you are going to fail
  75. Prove them wrong
  76. It is very possible that yes, you are overthinking something 
  77. Knowing when is the hard part
  78. It is okay to cry
  79. Never underestimate yourself
  80. It is okay to be different
  81. You never, ever have to settle
  82. If you think you can do something, you are 100% right
  83. If you think you can't, you're right about that too
  84. If you can't sing, sing anyway
  85. Especially karaoke
  86. Spending time alone doesn't mean you are lonely
  87. Don't dwell on past mistakes
  88. You can't change other people
  89. And it's not right to try
  90. Nobody has it all figured out
  91. Putting something off instantly makes it harder and scarier
  92. Just get it over with
  93. Words are immensely powerful
  94. One cruel sentence can scar someone forever
  95. The fewer possessions you have, the more they do for you
  96. Wishing things were different is a great way to torture yourself
  97. Even when you think you can't, try anyways
  98. You might surprise yourself
  99. Time goes by faster than you think
  100. No matter what you are going through, you are never, ever alone


I hope this list inspires you to curate one of your own. It took a while to get to 100, but it was fun to think back on all of the adventures that came along with 2015. As much as I am thankful for all of the lessons learned this past year, I am very excited to see what 2016 will bring. Happy New Year, everyone!


Brittany x