Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Stuff I've learned in 2015

-If someone wants to be a victim, they will find a way. No matter what the circumstances. 

-People would get so, so much further if they would just be nice. 

-Health is important and can be extremely fleeting.

-I have more balance than I thought. Physical balance, that is. Emotional balance still needs a lot of work.

-Sometimes when you are trying to be mature, responsible and intelligent about a situation you are facing, other people will try to make you feel like a freak because of your reaction to the situation. This is not your problem. 

-If you have good ideas, it's likely someone is going to steal them.

-No matter what I weigh, someone is going to be displeased with it.

-There are some people who just don't understand you. There are some people who don't even try. 

-No matter what your life situation, there is someone who is extremely jealous of you and probably acting like a huge bitch about it.

-Some people believe every stupid thing they read on the internet and then make fourteen ridiculous, ranting posts about said stupid things. It's best to avoid these people.

-No matter how much weight I lose, I will never want to compete in a bikini competition.

-Making friends as an adult is hard. When you make a friend it feels like Christmas.

-My husband is not my best friend. I should probably clarify that. I love him...I absolutely adore him.  I'm very close to him. I want to do everything with him forever. I hope we get old and die on the same day so I never have to live a day without him.

However, when I think about a best friend, I think about someone I can be completely loose and free with. By choice, I do not feel that way about my husband. I would never talk to my husband about constipation or hemorrhoids. I would never leave the bathroom open while he was in the bedroom because I don't want him to see me pee. I make a sincere effort to look nice and smell nice for him. Not because he requires or even expects it, just because *I* want to do that for him. I want to keep a little bit of mystery. I don't think you would necessarily want to do that with a best friend. Maybe a best friend wouldn't want to hear about constipation either. I don't know. 

-No matter how old you get it never stops hurting when you are left out.

-Some people will never appreciate you, no matter how much you do for them.

-Some people ask for your advice, but they don't really want it. They just want you to tell them what they want to hear then they get pissy when you don't. It's best to just not talk to those people.

-If you have a personal beef with someone the best thing to do is let them know privately, not post it on Facebook.

-You can't make people want things for themselves. You can't do the work for them either.

-What works for me and my life may or may not work for you and your life. 

-I have an almost frightening capacity for hate in my heart.

-I have even more capacity for love in my heart.

-It's really hard when someone says something hurtful about your child or your dog.

-No matter how hard you try, sometimes a child is just going to go through something. Sometimes that thing makes your heart hurt. Sometimes that thing makes you feel like a failure as a parent. Sometimes you can't sleep at night because of that thing. 

-I still have a lot to learn. So much.

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Good list. It never really gets easier, does it? Darn it, I always thought at some point it would.