Thursday, December 29, 2016

What I Learnt In 2016

It's that special time of year again where I impart my newfound knowledge on you all! I just don't like jumping into a new year and making sweeping statements about my goals or 'resolutions' until I really understand what I learnt in the year just gone. As always, some things are enlightening, some I should have learnt as a child so bear with me. 

  • I'm old enough now to not get upset when things don't go right. It's enlightening to have already been there and done that and go "oh yeah, I've learnt that lesson before". You just roll with it easier. YAY AGEING!
  • It's really hard to write a blog when you write for a living. There, I explained why I'm quiet on here lately, and yes, I do want to make it noisy again in 2017.
  • Cooking for your loved ones is actually a pure joy. Feeding others with food you've made from scratch is another growing up lesson so if you're not there yet, just trust me.
  • Trust no bitch. Except your mum.
  • Choices aren't always a 'red wire, blue wire' scenario. Sometimes there isn't an option that's worse than the others and the best way to choose is deciding what those choices say about the person you are. Which leads me onto...
  • Paint your own future. You can grow and change at anytime and you 1000% do not have to do what's expected. Just do you!
  • People actually love receiving phone calls out of the blue. Thinking of someone? Give 'em a bell! I promise they'll appreciate it.
  • Your coworkers are not your friends. This isn't harsh, they certainly can be your pals, but more of a friendly reminder that everyone has a role to play and not to confuse motives.
  • The best gift you can give and receive is someone's time. The second best is something personalised #GiftResponsibly.
  • It's hard to believe but even your deepest obsession (with a person, hobby, cereal brand) will fade. It happens slowly and the weird thing is you won't miss it once it's gone.
  • Nothing is so bad that it can't be fixed by a margarita (except being drunk, a marg will make it worse)