Every year I am charged with the gargantuan task of bidding the old year adieu and ushering in the new.
They call this auspicious day my birthday, which many others coincidentally refer to as New Year’s Eve.
As the curtains come down on the old year, this period is marked by reflections on what would have previously transpired throughout the year and over ambitious promises of what would be done differently in the year to come.
So what has this ‘adulter’ learned about life over the years? I could break out a ’10 things only an Adulter would know’ list, only, I don’t know a damn thing.
What I can do, is share some of the realisations I’ve come to know from experiences I’ve had over the years.
- For starters a new year is about to begin and you are still going to be the same person you were a few hours before. It’s great to be all positive and full of hope but this ‘new year, new me’ bullshit has got to stop.
- When your parents told you “when you grow up you will see how life goes” -or some variation of this- they weren’t fucking kidding!
- Sometimes, it’s not negativity god dammit, it’s fucking reality; you are just being realistic! Not talking about the bad stuff that happens doesn’t make them any less real.
- Life doesn’t only give you lemons. It also gives you bills and debt and slowing descending boobs, boob sweat, grey hairs, heartburn and ugh responsibility.
- No matter how adorable you are, some people will not like you, they will hurt you , lie to you, pretend to like you, pretend to care and basically not give a shit about how adorable you are.
- Saying everything will happen in its time achieves nothing, you actually have to get off your ass and make things happen. Things don’t just fall into place it takes a lot of work and deliberate effort. For me anyway.
- Turns out yours are the only actions you can control.
- Four months after a big chop, my hair has only grown two inches, which has led me to wonder if growing back hair gets harder with age!?
- Sugar really is bad for you, they’re not just saying so. But! If you are going to give into that craving, eat a cookie or chocolate or a cupcake goddamit!
- The excitement of getting your own house soon fizzles after the reality of your having to pay for maintenance sets in. (you don’t worry about that shit when you live with your parents.)
- Your idea of a hurricane or any storm for that matter changes when you have your own house, Why? Refer to previous statement.
- The percentile that actually aren’t might be minuscule, but not all men are dogs.
- Kids are easier to deal with when they can’t talk, walk or have an opinion🙈.
- You will make bad decisions, stupid decisions and you will regret every last one of them regardless of how valuable a lesson you may or may not have learned from them.
- At some point, when you find yourself bitching about life, you will most certainly say these words “if I had the chance to do it over!” I wouldn’t have done this or I would have done that, but really and truly we all know we’d make the same stupid mistakes and not having life ‘do overs’ saves us from that.
- “Don’t worry” is easier said than done!
- Life happens whether you’re ready for it or not.
I hate to sound cliche but life is way too short when you only have one to live, now go on and live that life, if it makes you happy, make those resolutions that you probably won’t follow through on. Just live your damn life! See you guys in 2018!
Oh and HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE THANKS SO MUCH FOR HOPPING ON MY CRAZY TRAIN AS I CHOO CHOO THROUGH LIFE!
What about you? What are some of the things growing older and life in general has taught you? Let’s talk about it over some birthday cake (Oreo cheesecake) and red wine in the comments below.
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