I received a snarky comment that said, “It's important to keep something in perspective: at 24, you don't know everything and will be a different person at 34, and also 44.” Was I supposed to shut up until then?
I write about every single hard thing I've ever been through, but this is easily the hardest post I've written thus far.
Every time I feel a shitty emotion, I’ve been conditioned to try & escape. Why? What happens if I (gasp) just sit and feel it in all its ugly glory?
Leaving California was bittersweet, but I'm not leaving empty-handed. Today, I’m reflecting on the biggest things I learned over the past two years – in no particular or logical order – and the wisdom I’m bringing into my New Mexican chapter.
My dream home is with the people (and animals) I love.
I've made it a mission to look on the bright side, but sometimes bright sides don't freaking exist.
First off, stop going in tanning beds and don't let anyone talk you into getting bangs. Trust me. With that out of the way, here are a few other things to keep in mind as you navigate the insane world of high school, college, and early adulthood.