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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Saying Goodbye.

Around six months ago, my grandpa died. I never really talked about it because it hurt too bad. We weren’t close in the traditional sense, but he bought me Mac’n’cheese and payed for my first set of hearing aids. He also sent me a birthday card every year and it was one thing I could always be 100% sure of. 

So when we found him it was the worst day of my life. 

When we found my grandpa on the bathroom floor, we panicked. He was still alive and conscious so we called 911 and stayed with him. 

Because I am first aid certified I looked after him and made him talk to me until first responders arrived. 

His body was swollen and you could tell he had been there for a while. 

However, he let me hold his hand and he told me how he had been robbed and beaten. This did not happen though, his mind was slipping due to lack of oxygen and he had begun accepting a fantasy. 

When EMS finally arrived and put him on the stretcher, I didn’t recognize him. He was weak, swollen and had sores on his face from laying still too long. 

He made it to the hospital and was in ICU for a little over a week. I don’t think he ever fully regained his memory, but he knew who his family was and he told me he loved me. 

When my grandpa died I was at work. 

I met my family at the hospital where we stood in a room with his body. I cried, a lot. I said goodbye. I left. 

Death comes at its own pace and its own time. My grandpa lived a week longer than he should of. We were given a chance to say goodbye and I am so thankful for that. 

There are still some nights though, like tonight, that I’m haunted by the image of him on the floor and in the gurney and it’s hard. 

But then I remember the fact that I was able to spend every Sunday with him and he lived a long life. 

My grandpa and I were not close in the traditional sense, but he was still a big piece of my world.