I’ve had a rather bleh 2018. Let’s just leave it at that. However, it did teach me a lot of life lessons. These are the things I’m taking with me into this year.
1. It’s just the calendar that’s changed.
If you think about it, that’s the only thing that’s actually changed. You’re still you, your job is still your job and your bed is still your bed. If you’re happily married, your spouse is still your spouse. We make a big deal out of everything and put too much pressure on ourselves.
2. With the right person, nothing matters. As long as you’ve got the right ingredients.
Isn’t that so true?
You don’t need much. You just need love and affection and care and mutual understanding. You just need a lot of emotions. All positive.
With the right person, it’s a freaking Disney movie come to life. I’m not kidding.
3. It’s important to have your finances sorted.
I know I just said that you don’t need much to be happy when you’re in love with the right person, but I’m going to contradict myself here.
You do need money.
Not every man out there would be willing to get you diamonds for your anniversary, or a Chanel bag for your thirtieth birthday, or a trip to the Bahamas for your freaking honeymoon. Stuff like that exists only on those accounts that pop up on your explore page when you’re casually scrolling through Instagram.
Point is, you’ve to be your own boyfriend when it comes to diamonds and all that.
4. Everyone blooms differently, at different times.
Apples and avocados, baby.
Apples grow fast as heck. Avocados take basically a decade. Well, apparently. And it’s so much better to eat an avocado than an apple.
The point I’m trying to make here is, if you’re going nowhere at this point, don’t worry. You’ll get there eventually. You’re just taking longer than expected. And that’s completely okay.
5. You don’t need friends.
2018 was so superficial. It’s hard to find genuine people that care about you. The bigger your circle gets, the less diluted the affection and care get.
I’ve cut a lot of people out of my life. That’s how you shed dead weight. And I’m doing so much better, if I say so myself.
On that note, Happy New Year. What important stuff did you learn in 2018? Has January 1 been eventful? Talk to me about it!