In an attempt to be more frequent with posting (I even put ‘Part 1’ to ensure that there is at least Part 2, talk about pressure) I am going to end every week with some of the things that I have learned the hard way. And we all know that the hard way is the only way to learn.
I think that learning from other peoples mistakes is one of the best ways to learn. You can actually better yourself without having to actually fail as a person. The following advice is in hopes to save you from yourself. You’re welcome.
Always keep an umbrella in your car.
Always. You never know when rain is going to strike. Weathermen/women are frequently wrong. Even living in a place like Denver where it hardly ever rains (300 days of sunshine*, HOLLA!) You just never know when drops of water will decide to plummet from the sky. And it will always be when you least expect it or when it is super inconvenient. For example – when you have to wait in line outside of a fashion show that you already have tickets for in advance but for some reason the event staff is so unorganized that it takes you 45 minutes just to get to the window and by that time you’re soaking wet and decide to just go to the bar for a while instead.
To be fair – that night turned out pretty awesome despite its miserable start. But an umbrella would have helped drastically.
*SIDE NOTE: I still don’t understand how the entire world doesn’t live in Colorado yet. This article pretty much sums it up. If you live in Denver, you’ll get it. If you don’t live in Denver, you’ll want to.
Not that I want all you degenerates flooding the state. So – on second thought, stay where you are. This place sucks. Really. Don’t move here… unless you’re a hot, single male in your mid-20’s. There can never be too many options.
Don’t paint your nails while you’re drunk.
You would think this is common sense – but it’s not. I love painting my nails. I bite my nails so the urge to repaint the chipped parts are more frequent than most avid nail painters. Plus, my job leaves me with ample time for daily nail painting.
I also love being drunk. But that doesn’t mean you should mix the two. Some combinations just don’t work for rather obvious reasons. I would post a picture of the outcome but it’s really, really not pretty.
Workout if that’s what you’re into…
Going to the gym or out for a run is good for you… so they say. But that doesn’t mean that you should mold your life around it. I am super organized in the sense that I write down everything in my planner – I even plan out allotted times to nap. But more often than I’d like to admit, I forgo my scheduled ‘gym time’ for something that is more appealing to me. If I get a last minute invite for drinks or dinner and it is during the time I was going to work out – I have no problem skipping the gym in order to pursue something that I really want to do. Self-control is overrated.
I’m not saying to make a habit out of this – being active is important. And I’m definitely not saying to do this if you’re going to be that person who shows up to happy hour all “I should totally be at the gym right now blah blah blah. I’m going to regret this blah blah blah.” Nope, I don’t care that you’re inhaling calories instead of burning them. It’s one night. Enjoy time with people that you like a little bit and just work out double the next day. Or don’t. It’s your life. Who am I to tell you how to live it?
I hope you find any or all of this useful. And because I am constantly learning as I go – I might as well share the incredible amount of misfortunes and lessons that I learn with you guys so that you can read this, forget it and make your own mistakes anyway.