35 Life Lessons From One Year of Writing

Devin Mehra
3 min readMay 10, 2021

I’ve posted every week for the last 52 weeks, these are my favorite lines.

Photo by Samuel Clara on Unsplash

Exactly a year ago, I set out to publish a blog post every Tuesday. I wasn’t sure how long it would last. One year and 52 weeks later, I’m writing my 52nd blog post.

To mark the milestone, I’ve decided to consolidate pieces of my writing. The sentences listed below have appeared in my writing throughout the last 12 months.

If you’d like to learn more about each line — or gain further context — click on each line to read the story it originated from.


  1. No one is special but everyone has something special to offer.
  2. In order to set a higher standard, you must be ok with a higher rate of failure.
  3. It’s in our moments of freedom we must limit our options.
  4. It’s not only balancing our lives we strive for, but also interconnecting our lives.
  5. Having a sense of humor doesn’t require one to be funny.
  6. You never know how long the person you’re talking to is willing to listen.
  7. Simplifying complexities is the key to communication.
  8. We can either proactively do things we’ve committed to doing or we can reactively address matters called



Devin Mehra

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