15 Things I Learned in 2015

  • There is such a thing as too much Subway. It’s no secret that I’m not the biggest fan of the kitchen. So, as a cheap alternative to “cooking” and “living a healthy lifestyle”, I started hitting up my local Subway a couple times a week. Okay, more like 4 times a week. OKAY FINE, like five. It got real bad, okay? The point is, it’s not good for you and one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to stop eating Subway. Maybe not completely, but I want to be able to say “Wow, I haven’t had Subway in months!”and actually mean it.
  • Make sure to check the vehicle you’re getting into before you sit down in the back seat and close the door. Recently I got into the wrong car and didn’t notice until I had already moved over a bunch of their stuff to make room for myself, made a “your car is a mess” comment, and shut myself in. Actually, it wasn’t until I heard an unfamiliar voice say, “Do you know her? Is this supposed to be happening right now?”, that I realized my friends were actually in the next car over. The car I had gotten into had a guy and girl in it that were on a date that I possibly may have ruined. So if you’re reading this, I’m sorry!
  • Sometimes you have to let people go. Seriously. Go to your basement, untie them from that chair, and let them go free. You know what they say, “If you love something let it go. If they are smart enough to know how absolutely spectacular and amazing you are, they’ll come back; if they don’t, they’re probably an idiot and still collect Beanie Babies in their mom’s basement.”
  • Take care of yourself. This one sounds silly, but it was something I was terrible at. If you’re sick, take medicine. If you’re having a health scare, go to the doctor. If something in your life is toxic, remind yourself that this is not 2003, you are not Britney Spears, and you need to do what’s best for you.
  • Do it. Now I’m not going to go all Shia Labeouf on you, but for real. Time is ticking. It will not get done on it’s own. So pause your Netflix, get off your couch, and get to it!
  • Usually someone’s hostility towards you comes from a place of insecurity. So don’t let people make you feel inadequate just because they themselves feel the need to tear down others to build themselves up. Just be yourself and surround yourself with good people. Or cats.
  • Cats eat hair ties. And when they do, they will not be able to digest it and will need very expensive surgery.
  • Amazon Prime is a life changer! Especially for the holidays. You don’t even have to leave your apartment. And who loves staying in? Uh, Everyone! I swear this is not sponsored by Amazon Prime, but it should be because I love them and the feelings really should be mutual.
  • If you fly with your cats, they will meow loudly the entire time and you will automatically be the “mother with the screaming baby” of that flight.
  • In-shower lotion is magic and will make your skin feel silky smooth. (I use the NIVIA one)
  • It’s never too late to say sorry. Take Justin Bieber for example, he was, like, two albums too late to say sorry but he did and now we’re all Beliebers again so I think that settles that argument.
  • Adele can disappear for five years and come back on top like she never left.
  • All we truly have in life are the relationships we have with others. So make time for loved ones and keep in touch with those who really matter to you, that way you always have someone to eat Domino’s with at 2 am.
  • The song T-Shirt by Shontelle is so good and I don’t know why we ever stopped listening to it.
  • And finally, my last lesson. It is going to be okay. No one has their life completely figured out in their 20’s. Set goals and work hard. It will all come together.
selfhelpRenee Ariel