As 2013 draws to a close, I will be posting a five part series of things that I’ve learned from the past year or so through my own experiences, or observing the experiences of my friends and family.
Let’s just say it’s been educational.
- It’s okay to ask for help.
- Never trust a man who can’t grow a beard.
- If he insists you’re not the rebound, you’re probably the rebound.
- Everything changes if you give it enough time.
- Nerds can be douchebags, too.
- Never think you know everything.
- Friends don’t let friends date guys named Mike.
- You’ll never outgrow petty drama.
- It’s okay to make mistakes as long as you learn something.
- Sometimes you just have to make yourself happy.
- Crying doesn’t show weakness. Being bitter does.
- Being independent is a life skill, not a life sentence.
- It is perfectly okay to have psychopathic tendencies as long as you’re high-functioning.
- Don’t waste your time with people who don’t make you happy all the time.
- Endings are inevitable. How you choose to deal with them is not.
- Never fall into the trap of blaming yourself for everything. You’re not accountable for other people’s idiocies.
- You are going to get hurt. Don’t let that consume your life.
- If he has a girlfriend, walk away. Immediately.
- Approach exes with caution. There’s a reason it didn’t work out the first time around.
- You have to make your own choices because you’re the one who has to live with the consequences.
- Remember that people are only as good as their word. Also remember that people lie.
- Saying you feel bad is an admission of emotion. It is not an apology.
- Never count your chickens before they hatch.
- No matter how awful you feel or how terrible your life is going, there is always a song that exactly describes your situation playing on the radio as soon as you turn on your car.
- Stop comparing your life to other people’s lives. Everyone lives at a different pace.