Life Lessons From 2018

Life Lessons From 2018

Happy 1st Anniversary to THE TALA! Last year was filled with so much adventure and there were so many surprises that came our way. I thought that 2018 was going to be a quiet year compared to a busy and life changing 2017 but I was wrong. Little did I know that 2018 was also going to be a year full of tough lessons, eye opening situations and a year that was going to test my faith…my faith in myself and the world.

A year has passed and I congratulate myself for carrying on with this blog even though I still only have a few readers globally. When I checked Google Analytics, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude because I realised that there are actually a lot of people who read my articles on this blog all over the world and they seem to come from the USA, UK, Canada, Norway, UAE, Thailand, Japan and the Philippines. Thank you! You keep me going and you have all proved to me that blogging is definitely not dead.

So let’s look at the things that I learned in 2018 and as we say goodbye to this fantastic year, in the next few blog articles I will publish, I will write about how I will prepare for the year ahead.

Thank you 2018 because this year…

I learned that…

Material things will never make anyone truly happy

Awards and recognition are not everything

There is no need to impress other people

I must be passionate about everything I do

Not everything is always as good as they seem

Not everything is always as bad as they seem

Some people hide their true colours

There are still some people who are honest and noble

Some people forget you when they no longer need you

Some people only remember you…only when they need you

Friends really come and go- even the real ones

Some people pretend to be your friend but may harm you

Not every preacher is a saint

Success can sometimes blind people

Winners stand alone

Some people can be consumed by envy

It’s important to speak up

It’s important to keep your head up when people pull you down

People who truly care and understand you won’t need explanations

Those people who attack you are only blinded by ignorance

It’s okay to be imperfect

It’s okay to practice self-love

It’s okay to walk away from the people who disturb your peace of mind

Those you hate you for loving yourself are having a hard time too

We must love in order to give love

Happiness isn’t about being successful in the superficial sense

Success is about finding peace and contentment

Travelling fills the soul

A beautiful heart is more important than a beautiful face

There are no surgeries to quickly fix the heart and soul

Heartbreak is inevitable

A broken heart can be healed

Time doesn’t heal everything

It’s okay to feel pain because without it, we won’t know peace

It’s okay to make mistakes

People will be more than happy to take advantage of others

It’s important to secure your own heart, mind and soul

Sacrificing isn’t always the best way to show you care

True love comes from the heart and felt from the soul

Not everyone will support you so it’s important to support yourself

I have a purpose

Dreams do come true

Love, really is the most powerful thing on earth

A mother’s love is incredibly wonderful, true and unconditional

Laughter is the best medicine

The hardest things to learn are the most worthwhile

Life is too short

It’s important to follow your dreams

It’s important to never give up

It’s important to always be the light when all you see is darkness



  1. Emma
    January 1, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    So happy to see how much you have grown. I really like your be brave and speak up article!

    • The Tala
      January 2, 2019 / 9:22 am

      Thank you so much for your support!

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