18 Things I’ve Learned Over The Years
1. Doughnuts are really the best food ever. Hands down. I love chicken, I adore pancakes, but something in doughnuts just makes your soul happy. Besides all the sugar and fat (which I like to pretend isn’t there to begin with).
2. Family is an eternal love/hate relationship. No family is perfect, even if they try hard to be.
3. You always want what you can’t have. So while you may dream of perfect, shiny straight hair, you know that if you did get rid of your poofy curls you would miss them. Well, until your hair decides to revolt against neatness for the millionth time.
4. Friends are friends, family is family. Your family can’t really be your friends, and your friends can’t be your family. They will do what they want, and you cannot stop them the way a crazy relative would. As for family, they can get away with so much more, just because they share some DNA.
5. Small children may be cute for a few minutes, but spending a whole bunch of time with them is like volunteering for a lobotomy.
6. Sometimes there are moments in life where you need to stop thinking, start living, and thank your lucky stars you have the life you do.
7. If this world were perfect, everyone would be kind. As it turns out, though, there are a lot of assholes out there, so remember that the smallest act of kindness goes farther than you can imagine.
8. The ignorance of the male gender will always surpass your expectations. Always.
9. Somethings are out of your control and you cannot change them. So if you end up dying while wearing a clown suit on your forty-third birthday because of a malfunctioning escalator at the mall, just try to be positive and know that Mother Theresa and Bob Hope are laughing their asses off in heaven.
10. The most important trust you can bestow in someone is trust within yourself.
11. We are all human beings. Translation: You will fuck up, fail at fixing it, make it worse, mope about it for two months, and then laugh about it (maybe) six months later. It is the never-ending cycle of life burning you with “yo momma” jokes.
12. Fear is what determines what you find important. If you are going to be afraid of something, make it count.
13. Only worry about what is necessary. Health, food, shelter, and happiness are some examples. In the scheme of things, worrying about what others think of you & your actions, doesn’t matter. If nothing, it hinders you.
14. Try at something. Try again. Effort is not wasted if you put your heart into something, it gives you purpose and courage to pursue your dreams.
15. When it comes to laundry, don’t procrastinate. Do not be that person going commando on the day it rains and you left your car windows down. You will regret it!
16. It’s okay to miss the past, as long as you are excited about the future.
17. Love is not eternal. It is lost and found again and again throughout life. No form of love is perfect; the truest love is the kind that is able to sustain itself through imperfections.
18. Most of the important lessons you learn in life were in kindergarten. You have to admit, to someone out there “Don’t eat the paste” was a real life-changer.