Hey, y’all. How’s it going?
So, in honor of turning 20, and of the year that has gone by, I decided to share with you lovelies all the crazy revelations that I’ve had this past year, some of the valuable lessons that life has been kind enough to teach me.
Are you ready? Let’s go:
It’s okay to go with your heart, even when your mind is screaming at you to turn the other way.
This stands true for most of the situations in life, but I honestly believe in it after all that has happened in the past year. Sometimes, you got to shut everyone else out (including the voice in your head that is literally yelling at you), and just listen real closely to what your heart is trying to tell you.
Chances are, it is saying all the right things, although it might not look that way. Take the leap of faith, anyway.
When someone tells you that they are in love with you, ‘thank you’ is as good a response as any.
Okay, so this life lesson is probably the best one (also, the funniest), because hey, when someone jumps right at you, saying that they love you, you can now just say thank you, and excuse yourself.
I mean, thank you is considered a magic word, right? Yeah, well. Use it to your best, people.
In all seriousness though, it is often used as a placeholder, something that is just filling in for what you really, actually want to say. And hey, it’s still polite.
Give as many chances as you can.
The benefit of the doubt, when given to people for the right reasons, can do wonders for your life, trust me. The same goes for second (third, fourth and so on) chances. I mean, life is one, and according to popular belief, it is also short. So, why spend it holding grudges?
There’s no reason to be sad about what others did, or what they said. Forgive them, and move on. Unless you give them another chance to set things right, they wouldn’t be able to.
Do whatever feels right at that moment. It’s easier to ask for forgiveness, than to ask for permission.
A year ago, I wouldn’t advocate the whole ‘living life in the moment’ view, but after a couple of terrible incidents (which includes, but is not limited to, a near-death experience), I shall whole-heartedly agree with this idea.
If something feels like it’s the right thing to do, it probably is. Even if it proves otherwise in the long run, so what? Right now, if this feels correct, just go ahead and do it. Do the right thing.
You can always bear the consequences later, so don’t think right now.
Oh no, I’m not done yet.
There’s more to come, so just hang in there. Three days to go till I turn 20, and you and I both know full well that a lot can happen in that much time.
I’ll see you people soon.