This has been a SUPER busy year.
I was a guest on Katie Couric’s dumb talk show, where her “people” jacked up my hair.
I said goodbye to Human Resources, and I quit firing people for a paycheck.
I began selling cars. As it turns out, I’m not half bad at it, and it’s a lot of fun. I even show up to work on time now.
There was even a weird part of the year where Shaun and I contemplated if we still liked each other. We almost called it quits, but that’s a story for another day. The good news is, we are stronger than ever.
Needless to say, I’m totally exhausted. This has been a roller coaster of a year.
I’ve said it before, I only learn lessons the hard way. After all, I’m human, and it’s hard to navigate a year like this without learning a few hard lessons. So let’s take a look at 2013, and hopefully these lessons will make me better human in 2014.
1. My husband is my best friend. I am his best friend. When we put each other first in all things, our house is in order.
2. Sometimes no one understands what you’re doing, or why you’re doing it. Do it anyway if it feels right – even if people tell you you’ll fail – or that you’re a “whack job”.
3. FOLLOW YOUR MORAL BEACON. SLEEPING AT NIGHT MATTERS. GET PAID WHAT YOU’RE WORTH. DON’T STAY BECAUSE IT’S COMFORTABLE. CHANGE IS GOOD.
4. Being on drugs is not a bad thing, no matter what Katie Couric says. Just ask my new boss. He reminds me to stay medicated. Daily.
5. The people who hate you the most are probably jealous of you because you: a) are more likable, b) succeed at whatever you do or, c) have better hair. Make them dead to you. They are a cancer in your life.
6. Happiness is contagious. I can easily make people happier anywhere I go. Sadness is also contagious. I can easily spread sadness, too.
7. Biting your tongue is overrated.
8. You find out who your friends are when you’re having a nervous breakdown on your kitchen floor.
9. People want to laugh. If you can make people laugh, do it. Laughter is an easy way to forge new friendships and close down $60,000 deals.
10. Date nights are important. So have a pocket-full of date night babysitters.
11. People will eventually show you their true colors. Sometimes those colors are poop brown. And that sucks.
12. Never write an article about how white privilege is exaggerated… when you’re a white girl.
13. Sometimes you have to let go of things like titles, salaries, and responsibility to find your happy self again.
What lessons did you learn in 2013? Are you glad it’s over? Or did you have a great year?