I’ve been having mixed feelings about this birthday for a couple of months now. Of course, I’m thankful to see another year, but year 26 wasn’t the easiest. I feel like I went to bed the night before turning 26 on top of the world, and woke up at 26 with what felt like the world on top of me. I had set back after set back, cried tear after tear, lost something’s I thought I’d have forever, and currently deciding if I need to walk away from something’s I thought I’d be a part of forever. Through it all, year 26 taught me quite a bit.
26 Things Year 26 Taught Me:
- My Friends are the absolute BEST!!!!!
- People will tolerate you as long as you’re doing what they feel like you should be doing.
- Sometimes the push you need is provided by the person you’ve pushed away.
- You can have all the evidence in the world and people will still find a way to make you look guilty.
- I may be a borderline nudist.
- It’s impossible to change someone’s opinion of you once they have their mind made up, so don’t bother trying.
- I don’t have to be the hero, it’s okay to look out for ME first.
- People spend so much time defending what doesn’t need to be defended that they forget to listen to the actual problem being presented.
- Privacy is the best policy.
- I don’t have to settle.
- I’m a fat person trapped inside the body of a skinny person. (My eating habits are horrid)
- My facial expressions tell on me.
- Once the gas light comes on, my car can ONLY go about 38 miles.
- Sasha is not a human.
- Fake friends can become real foes.
- Always leave a paper trail, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll admit they were wrong, but at least you’ll always have proof you were right.
- The “crabs in a barrel” mentality still exists.
- I am the absolute worst baker in the state of North Carolina.
- My mom still thinks I’m 12.
- Teenagers think I’m old. (Was at a friend’s house and her teenager daughter’s friend “ma’amed” me) LOL
- Total Wine is the place to go to get hit on by old men.
- There’s crack in the chocolate chip cookies at McDonalds, and I’m addicted.
- People who play dumb annoy the hayell out of me! Especially those that play dumb yet have degrees.
- Dance has opened doors that my degree wasn’t able too, but my degree helped keep the doors open.
- Sometimes I go overboard, without even trying too
- It’s okay to walk away!
Although not easy, I’m thankful for each of the lessons year 26 taught me. 27 ready or not, let’s get these next 4 semesters of life started.