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Do Tell: What Was the Biggest Lesson You Learned This Year?

Since the end of the year is fast approaching, I thought it would be a good time to look back on 2007 and reflect on what you did and what you learned. If you're like me, you had your fair share of ups and downs this year, so ladies, do tell: What was the biggest lesson you learned through it all in '07?


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madelineannem madelineannem 9 years
- Pick your battles, and when you do, fight, fight, fight for it. - It's okay to fall in love. Just don't hurt other people in the process.
yooie yooie 9 years
1. Hard work pays off. 2. I was wasting so much time in friendships that were meaningless and superficial. They were bringing me down and I finally realized that it's okay to break away from these people. Having one true friend is better than having 10 acquaintances. 3. It's okay to not have plans every single weekend. Sometimes it feels great to just relax and have some quality me-time. 4. Painful circumstances will inevitably come your way. You can either let the pain consume you, or you can rise above and grow from the situation. It's all about perspective.
Poster-of-a-Girl Poster-of-a-Girl 9 years
Always put yourself first don't let a person destroy your confidence - sometimes they are out to get you because they are suffering themselves, not because it has anything to do with you or your worth work relationships are all about politics, and usually do not translate to an out of work environment well living on your own is awesome, but your parents will still take you back to the nest if you need it, and that's okay, there's no shame in it change happens, embrace it if you find a true best friend, don't let that friendship die!
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
I have learnt that having people treat me as if I am not good enough doesn't mean that I'm not good enough, it means I needed to find new friends who are there for me. I have learnt to not put up walls when in relationships. It's been a good year, even with the bad stuff. Hopefully 2008 will be as good if not better :)
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
People SUCK and don't do business or money with family.
nikecold nikecold 9 years
LOL I learned almost the same things as Martini Ross: 1- People don't change 2- SOME People are selfish and don't care about hurting others as long as they get their way. 3- No matter how much you try to fool yourself that things are better than they are, they'll never change. Things are what they are and its better to accept them. 4- Love isn't always the most important thing. 5- Your family isn't always the circle you were born into. 6- Men are asses. 7- Being difficult won't keep me from getting hurt it will only keep you from finding a decent guy. 8- Hard work pays off. 9- Life sucks, but giving up is even worse.
MsWalton MsWalton 9 years
In '07 I've learned: 1. It pays to take a chance 2. Patience does pay off 3. Laughter always gets me through 4. Backstabbers are everywhere 5. Common sense isn't learned 6. My mom absoulutely ROCKS!! 7. To love again 8. That Wyler's powdered drinks are good 9. Cooking isn't that bad 10.How fabulous is:)
plasticapple plasticapple 9 years
I learned a lot this year, but the number one thing I learned is that MISERY IS COMPLETELY OPTIONAL. I was in a seminar for my job and this was one of the presenters points. It's so simple, yet so profound. If you're miserable in your life, you (and only you) have the ability to change it. You don't have to be miserable! DUH!
sandrini sandrini 9 years
I realized a few things this year, the things that matter the most...the ones that sick to you...and want to carry with you on to the next. I see how important TRUST, HONESTY, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS are but the one that holds on the most is INTEGRITY of one self, and realizing who you are as a person, and who your becoming in the future.
spazzydana spazzydana 9 years
i learned that: 1.most kids in my school are lame-o's 2.i dont have psychic abilities
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 9 years
I have learned that soda is SO bad and I will never touch it again. I have learned that it's easy to quit smoking with a lot will power and a pill called Chantix. I have learned that my dad ALWAYS makes me laugh. I have realized the value of my family. I have learned to NEVER EVER let my dogs out of my sight outside, and to ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS have them on a leash. I have learned that I can make it through the unexpected death of one of my dogs. I have learned that I can't be perfect all the time, cause when I try I make myself and everyone else crazy. I have learned that I can have a guilt free girls night. I have learned that the Sugar sites are helping me to become the woman that I have always wanted to be!
emalove emalove 9 years
I've learned to be happy in the moment...and not think too much or over-analyze things. It just causes unnecessary anxiety.
anakiya anakiya 9 years
I learned that you cannot make everyone happy all the time and it's ok to put myself first. I'm having a really good time with that. Not sure I can say the same for everyone else around me. They'll get used to it.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I learned that babies don't always look like aliens, especially if they are related to you.
afichicky afichicky 9 years
ive learned this year that that you never really treasure something until its gone
Pir8Liz Pir8Liz 9 years
I've learned that 1. it's better to discuss your relationship with your significant other, rather than getting everyone else's opinion about how things should be going and what they think he should have said/done. 2. It's harder to find close girlfriends as we get older and it's important to take the time to maintain the friendships that we have. It's really not that difficult to write an actual letter, place a phone call, or even send an email. 3. That my family is awesome. Okay- I knew that, but they seem to show me that all the time and I'm so grateful. 4. It's okay to go to therapy, especially if it's going to save your ass and make you feel better about yourself. 5. I can't fix other people's problems and shouldn't put a lot of effort into trying. They are able to fix themselves, if they want to. I can help them in their journey, but I can't do it for them.
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
ashcwebb, I agree. I had that talk with my parents recently too. I have learned that sometimes best friends just aren't friends anymore after a while. It sucks, but people grow apart. You have to deal with it and move on. I have also learned that if you aren't happy with your life, you have to change it and not care what others say/think about it. Do things for yourself.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I've learned that no matter what your family and your partner should come before everyone else. No one else will care for you the way they do. No one.
pinklove89 pinklove89 9 years
i've learned: 1.Letting go of something or someone you once loved is one of the hardest things you have to do but its for the best because you cant find happiness if you dont let go 2. Dont trust people too easily 3. Forgive..lifes too short to hold grudges 4. Try to keep your relationships with your best friends..they dont come around often and if you lose friends over petty things maybe they werent your friends in the first place 5. If something isnt working out change it and move on, whether it be a relationship, a job, a friendship, school. 6.Life changes..people change..people grow up..theres nothing you can do about it..and sometimes its for the best 7. Listening to sad breakup music really doesnt help the situation at all..give yourself a time frame to get over it..then move martini said dwelling on the situation really wont change anything oh and there is this really great quote i heard "dont worry about people from your past theres a reason they didnt make it to your future" these are just a few of the many things i've learned this year
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
You can not always get what you want. Just because you give and give, it doesnt automatically mean you get something in return. Hold your money for your own rainy day, dont share it with someone else.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
That there are things better left unsaid.....don't try to push too hard to let your "opinions" go out in the never know they will cause you trouble instead or backfire at you
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I learned that I should not date guys who are more feminine than me.
marthalilian126 marthalilian126 9 years
You can never make someone love you, no matter how hard you try, no matter what you do for them, no matter what you buy for them. And if they love someone else, you really don't have a chance in hell.
Marci Marci 9 years
1. I knew this already, but I was reminded that there's a big difference between friends and acquaintances. 2. You CAN go home again. :)
tb12fan tb12fan 9 years
In 2007 I learned... 1.You have to accept death and that person maybe freed of their pain and in a better place now. 2. Also to stay strong and believe in yourself...even though it is hard at times. 3.Live life as it was your last day. Don't over think what you are doing or worry what others will say.
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