10 Life Lessons I Learned from 2021

Rosell Jardinico

Time flies, its already 2022. I don’t know what to type right now, but this is the thing I wanted to share as of the moment. Last 2021, life are all in up and down due to the unexpected pandemic, the lockdowns, alert changes and everything in between that totally affect us all.

Some of the plans, vacation trips, short visits and etc., can be rarely done resulting me to learned this life lessons. As this new year comes as a new start, I would like to share this not just for me to understand deeper things in my life but also to the goal that maybe someone out there had the same experience in life.

1. Family is important.

As the pandemic strike worldwide, most news I heard not just from the television but also to some of my friends online and offline lost a family member. This is very depressed as the pandemic needs to practice health safety measures in order not to spread the said virus, and to the point that they can’t see or visit a love one in person makes me think that I must cheerish things as well as moment I have with my family. I am already an orphan but I still have my Aunt who’s there to ask me things out and I am very grateful to have her.

2. Emergency fund is a must.

Yes, definitely! Who knows until when we do have work? Does our income stable enough to feed yourself or your family, buy our needs not to mention our wants too? So, emergency fund is really a must have, not just for parents but to every individual. ☺️ Thankfully, my employer taught me things when it comes to handling my finances back in 2017, I was thinking to write a blog post for that maybe this end of January.

3. Learn to heal first.

Healing ourselves not just physical but of course mentally and emotionally be our thing. 2021 put me in a depressive year as things drained me mentally and emotionally but I am very grateful that I do have this platform to share things out and also my sisters in Christ who become my wall and rant person. 🖤

4. Everyone makes mistake.

Everyone makes a mistakes and so do I. Its okay to makes mistake as I am not a perfect person but one thing I learned that when I made a mistake I should tell things what truly happened and stop telling lies. Truth will always win.

5. Stop holding grudges.

Holding on to grudges is really a big no-no. It will drain you out and it feels like you carry the whole world in your shoulder and letting them go, feels great. Forgiving myself from the past mistakes and missed opportunities would be the best rather than holding them on.

6. Ask forgiveness to those people whom I hurt.

As the whole year 2021, honestly I guess I hurt not just one, or two close people around me but a lot. But then one thing that life in year taught me is … to ask their forgiveness. That way, I am able to concentrate and channel my regrets the feeling of being sorry for myself. After all, knowing to myself that I ask their forgiveness although it is not that easy to forgive as I am very aware that I did things that hurt them.

7. Stop doing the same mistake.

Some says “Once is enough, twice is too much” and I felt that. I learned that a mistake must done once but doing it again and again becomes a decision.

8. Love yourself.

Loving myself first becomes a vital part of me after my break up thingy. Learning to love me back becomes hard but knowing things what I truly want is very rewarding as I slowly learn to know me more. Loving ourselves first made me think that how can I love others if I can’t love myself at the very first. ☺️

9. Self care is important.

From break up recovery to rush academic year in college, I learned that self-care is very-very important. We are all humans that needs to prioritize our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual self too. So, taking care of ourselves is crucial as we are not robots that doesn’t feel any exhaustion in life.

Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give, and nobody will care for you.

10. Live in your world, not from others.

After all, life is more than this. Living the best life in our own world is great than living in others. We are here on purpose and we will rock this on our own. Imagine that if we live in the world of others, how can we make our own world becomes wonderful in our own? We can’t, right? So, stop living in other world and start on your own.


That’s it, a year filled with everything. I hope I could share more life lessons I encounter in this new year. How about you? What life lessons 2021 taught in you? Share them in the comments below, I would love to read them.


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Author: Rosell

Hi! I'm Rosell Jardinico, a working-student and an avid reader. I write things about my life in my blog (https://roselljardinico.com), the journey I'm adventuring on - as a student, worker at the same time as a minimalist, not to mentioned things that I find interest to share.

5 thoughts on “10 Life Lessons I Learned from 2021”

  1. Hello Rosell, this is Janis (themomshiediaries)
    It seemed like your site is broken from the wordpress link on reader. It only says “ww” thus, your posts do not appear on the feed.. now ko lang narealize na I haven’t been seeing you on my reader na… hope you are well!

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    1. Hi Ate Janis! Thanks for the up, actually I haven’t posted a while as I feel overwhelmed as this year start. Ngayon lang ako naka update ng mga drafts, so other blog post were written beforehand. Heheh hindi lang tlga natapos 😔 Btw, how are you Ate? I hope you’re doing great too! 💖

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