31 Things No One Told Me

Okay, the title is probably a lie. Chances are my parents, a teacher, or a random character on TV has told me these things before. However, in case no one has told you, here are 31 random things you should know.

1. No one owes you anything.

2. There is a difference between being someone’s family and sharing genetics.

3. Not everyone is your friend.

4. Not everyone is out to hurt you.

5. Being an adult is weird.

6. Dental insurance is not included in health insurance.

7. You will have more bills than friends.

8. Good friends are rare, but when you find them, keep them.

9. Christmas shopping is expensive.

10. Food is expensive.

11. Cheap bread tastes like cheap bread.

12. Decorating a house is more expensive than the house itself.

13. Never underestimate the power of a good hug.

14. Death is inevitable.

15. Life is short, adopt that animal.

16. Edward did not deserve Bella.

17. They say the number one fight in a marriage is money, this is wrong. It’s over bathroom habits.

18. Laundry sours very quickly.

19. Water is not free.

20. If your fingers and toes are not blue, there is no need to turn on the heat. (Electric is not free)

21. Do not get a pet fish if your attention span is the same length as said fish’s. (This is one of those that my parents told me and I did anyways and now I’ve had a fish for two years)

22. Unless you’re talking to God or someone directly affected, no one’s opinion matters.

23. You have fat, you are not fat.

24. Everything costs money.

25. The little things matter most.

26. Batteries are expensive.

27. It’s okay to say “no”.

28. It’s okay to be selfish from time to time.

29. It’s okay to enjoying being at home.

30. Wash your hair every other day, it makes it softer.

31. Coconut oil fixes everything.

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New Year, Same Me

Every year I make a list of things I’m going to change about myself. I put things like ‘weight loss’, ‘exercise more’, ‘save money’, ‘don’t eat out’, ‘no dark soda'(this is the only one I’ve ever accomplished), and of course ‘be a better person’. But why? Why is it when the clock strikes 12 we have the urge to change our lives and turn into completely different people? On December 31st all we think about are the the things we didn’t accomplish. However, what about the things we did accomplish? 

Sure, I didn’t lose weight, I eat out way too much (taco bell, you’ve got my heart!), I’m ending the year with less money than I started with and being a better person is highly debatable. 

What I did do though is I grew closer to God, made important education decisions that will help me reach my goals, visited Colorado, voted in my first presidential election, found a job I love, got engaged to the love of my life, and filled my life with positivity while expelling the negative people. 

My year wasn’t great, I lost my grandfather and many friends who I thought I’d have forever, but when I look back at the amazing things that have happened to me I can’t help but be greatful. 

So 2017, you’re in God’s hands. I just ask that next year is as productive as this one, all negative space is filled with love and positivity and that as a nation we can come together instead of falling more apart. Amen. 

Happy New Year Everyone! ❤