Monday, December 29, 2014

8 things 2014 has taught me

With the year coming to an end, I figured it would only be right to have this weeks Some More Monday post be all about some more things 2014 taught me. A little cheesy, I know! …But just go with it!!

Some people are just meant to come into your life for a short period of time

Alright, now I’ve definitely heard this before and shrugged it off as one of those cliche quotes that everyone says in passing. Yeah yeah yeah, gotcha. This year, it proved true for me. Sometimes people come into your life with no intention of staying, but that’s okay. Hey in my case, it was actually for the better. We gave each other what we needed for the time being and then that was it.

If you can’t change something, make the most of it.
For the longest time, I hated Florida. To be honest, I still kind of hate Florida. It’s just not for me. But this year, I finally came to terms with the fact that this is where I am right now. For the time being, my situation is not changing, so I need to get used to it and make the most of it. This realization was probably the best thing to happen.

If you don’t ask, you’ll never get it. But sometimes even when you do ask, you still might not get it.

I feel like this is another thing you hear, well at least the beginning part of this statement. People are always saying, “if you don’t ask you’ll never know! If you don’t try, you’ll never succeed.” But what they fail to say is, asking doesn’t mean you’ll get it. And trying doesn’t mean you’ll succeed. Just because you want something, doesn’t mean it’s yours.

Stop speeding
Paying a $267 ticket is not fun at all. Stop speeding. Wear your seatbelt. Don’t text and drive. It’s not worth it. Plus Florida cops SUCK. Florida drivers SUCK. In 2015, I’m going to invest in a scooter.

Listen to bartenders when they say “don’t drink the hurricane unless you want to black out”
You would think at the age of 24 I would be a pro at this drinking situation. NOPE, it’s pretty much like I’m still in college without a care in the world. Sure it’s great to make friends with bartenders, they give you all the deets on the best happy hours, best music and all around best places to go. However, they’re not kidding when they say “drink the hurricane and you’ll pretty much instantly black out” LISTEN TO THEM.

Not everyone handles situations the same way you would
A lot of 2014 was spent with me just saying “I just don’t get it, I just don’t understand” And that was all because I didn’t quite get why people weren’t reacting to things the way I would. I would look at a situation and assume how things we’re going to play out, and when they didn’t I would be confused. This year I learned that nobody is going to handle things the way I do. This is probably the one thing I will continue to struggle with daily throughout 2015. I mean, WHY CAN’T YOU ALL BE LIKE ME?!

It’s okay that distance changes relationships

I live 1,065 miles away from everyone, my friends my family …EVERYONE. The distance has changed all of my relationships, for both better and worse. I cherish the time I get to spend with the people who are still in my life. I have also realized that sometimes people are friends because it’s convenient. And when it’s not, they don’t want any part of it.

Put your debit card back in the proper place
I lost my debit card more times than I could count this year. Jesus Jessica, just put it back in the right slot of your wallet and all will be right in the world.

Those are just a few things 2014 has taught me. 
Did it teach you anything valuable?

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