Only two hours away ’til 2012 and I am cramming in a blog post to wrap up the year. My, what an interesting 12 months it has been. I thought I couldn’t make it out alive but here I am–warm, safe, and surrounded by my loved ones. I truly am grateful.
2011 has been a roller-coaster ride for me. Now, what did I learn on this bittersweet journey? Allow me to tell them in bullets:
- Love your family and stick with them. They’re the only people who’ll accept you no matter how screwed up you are.
- They may be annoying at times but trust me, mothers really know what’s best.
- Never take your health for granted. Jog, eat your greens, and rest. You’re not getting any younger.
- Life is unfair. It always has been, actually. You just need to know how to ride with its bumpy turns.
- Do not blame others of your own mishaps. Assess your choices–those are probably the culprit.
- Use your detractors as stepping stones towards success.
- There’s nothing wrong with being opinionated. You just need to keep your comments filtered from people who can’t handle your honesty.
- One can find the perfect cookie if you don’t look for it.
- Too much communication and affection can suffocate. This applies to all types of relationships.
- It’s never too late to appreciate The Beatles.
- Social networking sites aren’t evil. However, it’s best to use them sparingly and with caution. Think before you click is key.
- Kids are good conversationalists. Talk to them.
- You don’t need to wait for the new year to roll over just so you could straighten up your mistakes.
- Try to learn new things more often. Or, re-engage with the things you love doing.
- Your religious faith doesn’t define who you are.
- The only person you can depend on is yourself.
- “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” -Conan O’Brien
Have a great 2012, folks! Cheers to new blessings and challenges to conquer!