things you won’t learn in school…

i missed a day WHOOOPS!

day 22 of the challenge – rant about something. get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)

one uppers. people who tell stories just to tell stories. if i say i didn’t sleep a wink last night, they’d say i haven’t slept in a week! those people who feel the need to out do you, in conversation. get in the last word. be annoying! i simply can’t stand it. i want to keep going on & on “well i haven’t slept in one month” – this is a hypothetical example but i think everyone knows what i am talking about! you just want to flick them in the mouth and tell them to shut up.

& day 23 of the challenge things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you

the cool kids won’t always be cool – this is the most important thing i think i have learned in life through experience. i spent the better part of my adolescence exhausting energy trying to make people like me. instead, love yourself. friendships can be seasonal. find friends who are similar to you, cool or not cool. make decisions based on things that you enjoy, not what the crowd is enjoying. life is too short to be anything other than yourself & people will appreciate the TRUEST you. i took me a very long time to learn that.  i’m going to tell it to madison every single day.

you will find love when you least expect it – this is cliche but true. don’t try so hard. when you stop looking & allow yourself to be comfortable in your own skin, you will find what you’re missing.

travel travel travel, NOW – something i wish i had done more of when i was younger, b/c it gets a whole heck of a lot harder. brian & i have agreed will will try to go to one new place per year, but those places have become more local than dreamy. i still have so many places i want to see & wish i had traveled abroad during school or after. go see as much of the world as you can while you can.

have faith – in something. & structure your life around it. you need to have a little shoulder to cry on in this world. you need to have that belief that things will all be okay in the end, or else the weight of each day will crush you. find faith, believe in people & pray for a better tomorrow.

changed by every wave, my faith is like shifting sand, so I’ll stand on grace

family is everything – & they are the ONLY constant in life. they will be there through your good times & your bad times. they will build you up & knock you down. they will test your nerves – make you smile -make you cry – bring you to your knees. but they are the most important thing in your life. don’t forget that. i don’t think i realized this point until i started my own.

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