May 23, 2013

Life Lessons

I fell off the blogging wagon yesterday. Dangit. I really am trying with this thing, people. I like a challenge, but 31 consecutive days of blogging is tough. But, I'm back today:

Day 23: Things you've learned that school won't teach you

Honestly, where do I start? Here's just a smattering of little things I've picked up along the way...

-- Dog ownership is honestly one of the best things in the world. The built-in greeting every time you come home, the bed snuggles (if you're into that) and the little bark factory there to protect you are totally invaluable. Not to mention how all of the responsibility teachings are great practice for when you have a little human relying on you, or so I assume.

-- Being able to cook is important. If you can get kind of good in the kitchen and moderately enjoy it, you're in good shape. It saves you money and makes people look forward to what you'll bring to the party.

-- Figuring out how to go with the flow saves alot of migraines. I'm still working on it, but learning to just see where life takes you and learn how to have fun wherever you are makes so many things easier.

-- Sunscreen. LOTS of sunscreen. School kind of teaches that, but you're not in school when you start to see people your own age getting wrinkles.

-- It's ok to say no to things. You don't have to accept every invitation, show up at every happy hour, go on every trip. If its not right for you and your budget/schedule, thats fine. Right when I graduated, I spent too many dollars and hangovers on things that weren't worth it. I still do sometimes, but not as much. Progress, right?

-- Don't be a butthole in the workplace. Regardless of your competence at your job, being easy to work with, fair and helpful goes a long way. Being solution-oriented and giving credit and compliments when they're due makes people like you, which counts.

-- Friends come and go. Transitions happen. People move, get married, have babies, get into different things ... you gotta roll with it. What people do is often not about you, so don't take it that way.

-- Date someone who's fun. At the end of the day you have to be able to hang out.

-- Traffic only gets worse, things only get more expensive and dream jobs just get harder to find. That might seem pretty negative, but not if you embrace it and just keep bouncing along and having fun.

Reading back over this post, it seems that I have a bit of a recurring theme with the whole "go with the flow" thing. Maybe I should focus on it. :)

Enjoy the rest of this Thursday afternoon friendies!

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  1. I think these are all important life lessons :)

  2. These are some really important life lessons. Some of them I'm still working on...

  3. These are great and so true!

  4. Nil illegitimi carborundum, girl.

  5. So many good lessons...and I especially like the one about saying 'no' to things. I've started doing that this year...and it's made me a much more relaxed and happy person!!

  6. Brilliant list. I learned the suncreen thing the hard way. Being pale and ginger did not make for a good day in the sun when I was 18 - now I use factor 50 just to be on the safe side lol!


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