So this is the part where I come in and am all like SURPRISE Y’ALL, I’M BAAAACCCCKKKKK!!
And with a sassy awesome new layout–HOLLA!
Then I twirl into some crazy lengthy story about like a stint in rehab, or a cute picture of a newborn, or a four month trip to Europe or a secret wedding….but it’s officially a new year, and I’m still the same little mess I left 2014 out of.
And while it was hands down the craziest 365 days of my current entire being, it was the most entertaining, most educating, emotional and thought provoking year. And I wouldn’t change a thing.
Well, except writing more blog posts.
Besides that MAJOR screw up, 2014 was a learning year, and when I didn’t have a drink in my hand, I definitely took notes.
Okay, so almost full 15 solid days into 2014 and I can now say with confidence that I am still a mess.
A mess for my standards.
Granted, shit could always be worse.
I’m not really big on New Years resolutions because I’ve learned a long time ago they just aren’t for me due to the fact that I make all these false promises to myself and to other people only to fail miserably and/or get mad at myself.
I’m all for change and advancing to the better good but that’s something that should be strived for regardless, despite the oncoming new year.
Admit it. You’re tired of seeing it too.
“New Year, New Me”.
“No time for lames this year”.
“Switching it up this time”.
“About to get my sexy back. Y’all ain’t ready”.
2014 is a new chapter, a blank one. I just want to make it better than the last book, but other than that I can’t make typical resolutions for myself for the new year and let’s break this down why.
Coming into 2013, this year had a LOT to compete with in comparison to all of the changes that were made in 2012. I had moved out, broken up, started a blog, lost some old friends and gained some new ones. Like all of us I had no idea what to expect and now as I sit in the final day of this year I have to say this was the most interesting because I got to build on what has changed, grow more into the person I want to be, and truly take in what all 2013 has taught me.
Here’s what I’ve learned.
1 Despite what Drake says, it’s okay to be open to new friends.
Overall I’ve gotten closer to people who were already in my life in some capacity but one person definitely comes to mind as a new friend I’ve gained this year and I couldn’t imagine having to have gone through this year without her. Her wit, her support, her wisdom, her encouragement–thank you for always being there to listen, to drink, to dance, throw shade, vent, make me laugh and proving it’s okay to let strangers into your circle.
December is halfway over and that means that we are well into the season of parties. Company holiday parties, parties hosted by family members, friends, and even yourself.
And unlike most of the usual parties, holiday parties enter a whole new zone of rules and guidelines.
Let’s get festive and break this shit down.
At some point or another, we all get stuck doing things we have to do, but don’t want to do. Jury duty, car maintenance, enduring long car rides
with your crazy family members, finding yourself stuck in an aiport before/after a flight–whatever the case may be, it is a must to always ALWAYS come prepared and be ready for any long boring situation thrown your way.
If the mark is missed, you could be left alone and channeling your inner 2007 Britney Spears.
We don’t want to be sad, so let’s run down the must-haves, shall we?