What 2016 Has Taught Me

I haven’t posted on here in almost two years. I even forgot my password and had to have wordpress email me a reset button to my spam folder. What an introduction. Here is what I have learned, or what I was reminded of the past 365 days…

Never say never. Eating the same thing for lunch Monday through Friday gets boring. If you stick to something you will see the results. The unthinkable, good or bad, can happen. It’s easier, and more comforting to just be happy for others. Pick your battles. Double digit vodka sodas are too many vodka sodas. Advice comes in all forms. It could be worse. Hate is powerful. Money is powerful. Love is more powerful. It’s okay to ask for help. The Kylie Jenner Lip Kits are phenomenal products. People do listen. It’s okay to say no. Anger is only productive when turned into action. You’re never too old to make new friends. The Office can be watched every single day for the rest of your life, probably. Turtlenecks. Bic Ultra Fine Point permanent markers make handwriting a real treat. You can run 6 miles without stopping. Nordstrom’s return policy takes the cake. What I care about isn’t what everyone else cares about, and that’s okay (I guess). You can always find the time. When ordering unisex sneakers, make sure you aren’t ordering in men’s sizing. Get the iphone with the larger storage option. It can take up to 10 hours to put together two dressers. Parents are humans, too. Buying lens cleaner at CVS will completely change your glasses-wearing life. It’s lit. It can still be a problem, even if it’s not a problem for you. Strength in numbers. Adele is worth the price. No one cares how busy you are. Drugs don’t discriminate. Resolutions are shit. Some things are best kept at surface level, others are worth going deeper. If a hair dryer is too hot, it will give you a trim for free. Never apologize for a passion. Baby blankets have a hard time withstanding the test of time. Accept all of the compliments. The pricelessness of the Snapchat gold filter. Sometimes people are willing to french braid your hair in a bathroom if you pay them. You don’t have to think it is ok to forgive. Always have something to look forward to. Evil may seem like it’s winning, but it never truly does. I am extremely lucky, and if you can read this with a roof over your head, you are too. McDonald’s is still my favorite restaurant. 

xx, cj

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