Ten things I’ve learned in 2013

Hello my Beauties,

let’s have a closer look on ourselves today and think about all the things, that have happened to us during 2013. Since it’s already december, it won’t be wrong to have a glance back. 
What did you learn from the experiences you made? Do you know how to react in a better & wiser way or take just things easier, when you can’t change them?

Reading Vivianism’s post on her 10 things, inspired me to write my own little list and evaluate all those situations, meet-ups, trips and just random things of 2013.

10 things i learned in 20131. Get more focused on things that really matter – like school & work. Procrastination has never been your friend. Stop listening to it. Get things really done.

2. Life is short. Seeing your loved ones getting sick is not fun at all. Take some of the heaviest tasks (or even small ones) off their shoulders and you will feel better. 

3. Because life is short – stop being resentful about things that happened way in the past (like highschool past). Let the stubbornness go and reunite with those people who meant so much to you back in the day’s. They wont suddenly change and become your best friends again, but it definitely will help you to finally close that chapter.

4. Believe in yourself is not just a quote. Give yourself a push and do the things that bring you joy and inspire you.

Key in Keyhole(Q&A on blogging)

5. Find a great hobby, that you might be able to turn into your job later on (why not?!), that motivates you enough to become an inspiration for others.  

6. You need to travel. That’s literally a need. Not being able to go anywhere in 2013 for many different reasons doesn’t mean it wont happen in 2014. It just has to. 


7. Having amazing new blogger friends from all over the world (you know exactly who you are) makes this year most definitely a better one. I’d love having a cup of tea at the same table with all of you. Wouldn’t that be fun?! 

8. Taking better care of your hair during the whole year, pays off. Homemade treatments, organic masks, SLS free shampoos, high quality reinforced boar bristle brushes – less hair lost, shiny look and easier styling are the results.
Luchessa at cafe Balzac
9. Browsing through nail art blogs makes me happy and inspires me to become better at nail design. Can you believe, the whole manicure & nail art procedure makes me totally relaxed and allows me to wind down?!

Snowflakes Nail ArtSnowflakes Nail Art

10. Still not sure yet how to react properly when the past comes knocking…run or open the door?
Any suggestions?

There you go, this was my list of 2013. What’s yours, my Beauties? 
Feel free to generate your own list of things you’ve learned this year and provide me with your blog link.
I’d love to read it. 



19 comments for “Ten things I’ve learned in 2013

  1. December 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Awww! :)

    • Luchessa
      December 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Vivian, thanks for the inspiration. :)

  2. December 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Remember you were the one who told me to get my blog info right with links and social media and all? :D And now you make me think about what I’ve learned this year, you are like my life coach ahahah ! I will get to this list for sure this weekend, sorry during the week I’m kind of out of sight, it’s because this darn school… I think past should remain past. Why go back when you are happy the way you are right now? :)

    • Luchessa
      December 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      You’re so sweet Maria. :) Glad i was able to help you. I think it’s important to share useful information, that way we help ourselves to live in an educated environment.
      I know what’s it’s like to be caught up with school & work, so don’t worry about that.
      Can’t wait to see what’s makes your list. :)

  3. December 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I love this post! I agree with Amriaa above, leave the past behind and look forward.

    • Luchessa
      December 6, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      You’re welcome to do your very own 2013 list Louisa. I’m curious about your thoughts.
      Sometimes past is a tricky thing. I have the feeling it keeps coming back in one or another form to teach us a lesson. And until we really learned…well…

  4. December 7, 2013 at 1:52 am

    great list! Totally agree about procrastination and letting go of grudges!
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    • Luchessa
      December 7, 2013 at 7:52 am

      I’d say procrastination is the biggest point on the list. That’s always out enemy ;) What would make your list Tianna?

  5. December 7, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Aah sooo many good lessons. Oh and point 9. Yes I expirience(d) that too. It’s almost like a theraphy to me.
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    • Luchessa
      December 7, 2013 at 7:53 am

      I’d love to see you write down your list of 2013 Viv :) That post as a project was fun to do.

  6. December 7, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    That’s a lovely idea for a post! It’s important to look back and praise yourself for growing a little more this year and preparing yourself to continue the good work the next year :) Your post was definitely inspirational and last but not least – your hair looks great! Xoxo
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    • Luchessa
      December 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Aww Marilyn, that was so sweet. Thanks a lot. I hope you are writing such a list as well. Glad i was able to pass some inspiration forward.

  7. Lix
    December 10, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Love that snowflakes nail art. Nail art is definitely not a relaxer for me, but I’ve found things that make me feel good and creative and I really need to do them more often. Playing guitar is just fun, and stuff like making cards and organizing pictures and sewing – that’s all good for business.

    I feel like I learn why procrastinating is bad every month and I STILL do it, no matter how many times it comes back to bite me. /o\
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    • Luchessa
      December 10, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Hi Lix, i think it’s kind of in the human nature to be especially great in procrastinating. But we all hopefully learn at some point, that it just doesn’t make things easier.
      Love making cards – done a few holidays ones this year. That way you can def personalize them for each and every friend or family member.

      What has been the most creative thing you’ve come up this year??

  8. December 16, 2013 at 7:41 am

    This is a great list! It has come to my realization that procrastination is not good in any way. I am probably one of the worst ones! I am getting better though and keeping track of what needs to be done because once something is done you can relax.
    This year, I think something very important that I have learned, is that it is important to express your feelings. A lot of the time, I don’t express what I truly feel and I ALWAYS end up regretting it. So now I have been expressing my feelings and I feel a lot better.
    Great post and thank you for sharing :)
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    • Luchessa
      December 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      I’m very happy you liked this post dear. I find the idea of looking back at the past year a very useful process and it’s good to hear you realized something important for you. I bet next year is going to be much more relaxed for you, since you know now how to be more open about what you truly want in life. :)

  9. Dee
    December 30, 2013 at 6:56 am

    This is an excellent list! As I grow older I start to realize the value of life even more, so definitely agree with your #2 and 3. Happy new year to you and hope 2014 brings you more learnings and happiness!
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    • Luchessa
      December 30, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks Dee. I guess it’s always a good idea to look back on the past year and see what you’ve learned during the past 12 months.
      Wishing you a great New Year celebration and all the wonderful happenings in 2014. :)

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