See ya later 2014. I won’t miss you.
Well, It’s that time of year again & boy am I glad to see 2014 fucking over. What a whirlwind.
It’s right about now where I should be contemplating my resolutions for 2015, and all the things I don’t want to do anymore but will probably still end up doing. Surely, my coffee, redbull, bacon diet is working out just fine. This year I’m not going to make resolutions (aka a list of things I shouldn’t do), so you guys can keep your gluten-free bullshit & overcrowded gyms… This year I’m going to make a list of the things I have learned in 2014 in hopes that someone out there has learned the same thing & I’m not alone… Bueller?! (P.S. Stop reading lists like this. Most of them are written by bizarre messed up people including myself, but you’re here anyways because psychology! So let’s keep going.)
Here’s my list of things I learned in 2014:
· It’s okay to stop saying ‘maybe’ when you actually want to say ‘no.’ A respectful ‘no’ is better than a half-assed yes. NO, I don’t want to go there. NO, I don’t want to share my food. NO, your baby is not the cutest thing I’ve ever seen (whoops!).
· Candles equal instant romance. Brown chicken brown cow.
· Swiffers & Magic erasers are necessary. Always. For everything & anything.
· It’s okay to answer text messages in emojis only. Emojis are the future. (cue Star Wars music now).
· Post what you want on your social media. Don’t let someone’s passive aggressive, self-entitled post tell you otherwise. It’s usually the people who shouldn’t be giving advice that feel the need to for some reason, so don’t take it to heart. Don’t let someone tell you who you should be, or what you should be doing for that matter. (Insert triple swirly snap here).
· It’s okay to eat your emotions, and but you should probably workout accordingly. You will always feel better after working out. Even if it’s yoga… and No, I don’t mean wearing yoga pants & trying to get comfortable without waking the pug.
· It’s not uncool to do things alone. It’s actually very liberating.
· If you’re not happy with your job, it’s okay to move onto a new opportunity. Yes, loyalty is very important, but when it comes to work, you have to be happy with what you do. Insert cliché about ‘if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life’ right here.
· Those buzzfeed articles aren’t really going to help you. Life isn’t that simple, & chances are you didn’t actually read it all the way anyway.
· Love is all about timing.
· You never need as much conditioner as you think you do.
· If something feels off or wrong, it probably is.
· California is everything I thought it would be. Billionaires in sweatpants skateboarding after a morning of surfing. Coffee shops filled with fancy coffee, fancy people, and not so fancy plans for Burning Man.
· You should always skip that last drink… You don’t need it. You’re already doing that pose where you pop your hip out for balance, but swear you look super sexy doing it.
· People. Humans. Friends. Family. Girlfriend. Husband. Strangers. If you give them time, if you give them attention, if you make them a priority, you won’t regret it.
· Who cares if it’s only 9pm? Go to bed when you’re tired. Proper rest is so essential.
· Nobody wants to have difficult conversations, but you can’t avoid them if they are necessary. Don’t sugar coat them either. Get to the point.
· It’s not healthy to compare your life to someone else’s. Stop trying to live within some guideline of how you think you should act. Live how you want to, and you will live happily.
· Your ideas aren’t stupid, but if you really believe in it, then take action. You’ve got to put your thoughts in motion.
· Everyone’s dark side comes out during Cards Against Humanity.
· Taco Bell is never a good idea. Even if you haven’t had it for a long time, and that time period that you haven’t had it makes you forget just how terrible you will feel after.
· When it comes to San Francisco, weird is the new black.
· Distance doesn’t determine a friendship. Moving across the country I realized those who you are important to, will make the effort to keep in touch, and those who don’t aren’t worth stressing about.
I also wanted to include a list of things my friends learned in 2014:
· Relationships are what sustain us in hard times. Clane
· Goals take longer to achieve than expected. That’s okay. Chris
· Good quality groceries are getting very expensive. Chris
· I’ve learned how important stability is and to remove toxic people from my life. It’s amazing how much of a difference it makes.Natasha
· You don’t always need to upgrade to the newest iPhone, wait until you shatter your screen, which you will do eventually. Jake
· Coffee & Wine are the answer to everything. Anyeri
This list is to be continued, feel free to share what you learned in the comments below! Happy New Year.