Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Starting Out

So, I’m nineteen years old. Here are a couple of things I’ve learned so far:

Life isn’t meant to be lived alone.
Believe in people until they give you a reason not to
Try most things at once.
Dreaming is a good thing
Making mistakes is a good thing too.
Risks are necessary and scary
Feeling safe is not a want, but a need.
Friends are extended family.
Fish and milk together is a bad idea.
Heels are pain for the sake of an attractive leg line. Worth it.
People who talk to themselves aren’t crazy;
they’ve got it figured out.
Athletes are insane, which I can say, because I am one.

Sad songs and sunny days don’t mix
Music is the pulse of life.
Saying the same word twice does not change the meaning!
You should dance, even if you can’t.
The same goes for singing.
Doing the kiddie puzzles at restaurants boosts self esteem
Crossword puzzles don’t.
Sarcasm and abbreviations are essential nuisances
So are jokes with a sexual undertone.
Social norms and expectations are lame.
That people adhere to them is worse.
Honesty is very cool.
Every fear is valid
It most certainly takes a village.

Divorce affects more than two people.

Despite my efforts, I will never be able to lick my elbow.
Its not what you say, its how you say it.
People are more open at night, and cats are surprisingly hilarious
Words are priceless, and are the most difficult and valuable things you can share with someone.

Just to name a few.

1 comment:

  1. darling devotia;
    i read this while sitting in the quiet lounge of the seventeenth floor, procrastinating on yet another paper due tomorrow, and i just burst out laughing. fish and milk do not sound like they would go well together. cats are hilarious. people who talk to themselves may... or may not... have it all together. i surely don't. what i'm trying to say is i love you for so many reasons, and right now, it is for having the capacity to transcend distance and make me laugh as if you were sitting in front of me. in each these sentences, i can hear your voice clearly, as if i were on the phone with you. i can hear your laugh. i can sense the undertone of sarcasm as yoou end with 'just to name a few'. it makes me miss you more.

    is that possible?

    i love and miss you dearly,