Four years and here I am typing another anniversary post without any prior planning. I do not particularly feel old but at this point I am not even half as content as I felt on completing my third year. There was a lot more that I had set for myself to achieve this time around and I do not have an excuse to give because life would never get any easier so one must learn to cope with everything. There is also no point in moping now and the only way forward is to be more organised.
That being said, over the past year, I have been focusing more on my social media and as a result I have been able to meet a lot of kind souls and gotten closer to even some of my old blogging buddies. So what I have learnt is that no matter what the best thing that you can gain in any field is someone’s belief in you. That itself is a propeller and the number one reason why you would always want to push yourself through the toughest of times. I am extremely grateful to such people in my life who have genuinely wished me success.
On turning four, the four things I want anybody who is just starting out to keep in mind are:
1. Stay humble when you achieve something.
The minute anything goes to your head will be the beginning of the end because every rise has a fall.
2. Treat people the way you want to be treated.
It is very easy to throw shade but a lot tougher to love people for what they do and appreciate them for who they are and what they have. It does not take long for tables to turn so if you mistreat someone through their struggles or in general, karma will bite your behind for sure.
3. Never settle.
There will always be more to explore and you need to keep up with age.
Psst! Don’t push newer social media apps on the backburner when everyone is going gaga over them. That’s the best time to make a move!
4. Make the most of what you have.
Even with the same equipment for three years straight, I was able to see a massive difference in my skill with each passing year. The world is full of people who started from the bottom and reached great heights. Determination counts over everything else and hard work will always get you noticed.
If you would like to see how Jasmine Catches Butterflies has grown over the years, go ahead and click the links below of my previous anniversaries.