And i’m sitting here petting 2011 on my lap, consoling but a fragile year like many other past years people kicked to the curb.
This year I had some really shitty relationships. The absolute worst. I can honestly say without a doubt the people I’ve interacted with on an intimate level will never be thought upon after this blog entry. I had money issues, and began saving for my Europe trip so from the beginning of January up until, well, November i didn’t do shit at all. I rarely went outside other than to go to work, and three months before i was about to leave and investing in a $1500 non refundable plane ticket to Italy my entire plans foiled right before me. By my definition it was a shoddy year.
But I’d never say fuck 2011, because i learned shit about myself and the company that i kept. I traveled, i met amazing people, i got to mark things off my bucket list, and i got experience that i needed. If you can say you’ve learned nothing about yourself or learned nothing at all about the world you live in, then yes, go ahead and say, “fuck 2011!” You wasted an entire year without growth in all aspects. Whether that be mentally, physically, spiritually, or emotionally. But if you learned something. ANYTHING. Then you know, ease up on 2011. You could of been like the person i described above who spent 365 days in the same spot learning absolutely nothing.
I’m not saying you have no right to completely want to dead this year and chalk it up as a loss. Try to swim past the entire ocean of bullshit, failures, and regrets that you’ve grown familiar with and try to see the little planks of drift wood that you took a metaphorical rest on away from the current of diaster. Be thankful for those and the year you’re about to close, and go into 2012 like every other beginning. Hopeful, and excited for change.
It’s kind of liberating to not have a cellphone anymore. I mean, i had one when i was over in Europe just to call my flatmate in case of emergencies and to use the wifi to email my parents when i was traveling through different cities and didn’t have access to internet. It was more of a necessity rather than a luxury.
Now that i’m back in the states, i really have no need for one. All the people that want to get ahold of me have every social network that i’m on, if you really wanted to talk to me i’m reachable. My parents can call the house phone that sits vacantly and collecting dust in the corner of the living room. I sold my truck because there was no reason for keeping a vehicle i never really got to use because i was always traveling. So really, by American standards, i have nothing. But for me now being back in the states it’s more of a luxury rather than a necessity. And really, i’d rather use the money i would have spent on an overpriced phone on a monthly plan of burritos.
- Show them how to play W.O.W
- Open a banking account online
- Download over 100+ songs
- Upgrade the RAM in a laptop
- Unlock achievements in Skyrim under their name
- Bake cookies
Can i brush my teeth first? Fuck.