No worries, this isn’t going to be a post about me preaching to everyone they should start wearing more and going out less (bad joke?). Let alone any of that healthy self-improvement shit everyone seems to love once that clock hits midnight on New Years Eve.
Instead, I’m going to let you know what’s up with some valid, reasonable things. I hope this New Years Eve was everything and more for you, but now let’s get down to business.
Call Your Family At Least Once A Week
Your Parents, Siblings, Grandparents, Uncles and Aunts- give them a ring once a week. Tell them about your classes. Let them have the chance to talk to you. Lsten to what they’re up too. Pretend to enjoy how your grandmother feels about the main character in her soap opera dying! Odds are this call will make their week, and really- is it that much of a cramp in your day? NO. You’ll realize the more you start calling, it’s just what you really needed.
Ask That Hottie To Hangout
Don’t wait on the guy/girl of your dreams to either become single, or realize you’re the girl/guy of their dreams as well. Branch out. There’s tons of eye candy all around you! Don’t shy away from that cutie on campus, or the one you saw from the bar that night. Talk to them, ask them to hangout! Crawl out of your shell and live a little.
Never Ever Repeat These Sayings and Words… Ever
-“Hashtag” said out loud
-THOT (That Hoe Over There
Leave it in 2015… pretty please?
Work Towards Your Dream Career
I’m not saying you better have your shit together and figured out by the time you’re 20, but establishing a few connections and putting yourself out there in the mean time will not hurt. Shoot an email at someone working in the field you want to pursue. Or better yet, put yourself out there and swing by an office. Ask them if they offer internships. Express interest in what they do! Ask them about what they’ve done to get where they are. Who knows how to get to where you want to be better than someone who is where you want to be? Just schmooze like you’ve never schmoozed before! All in all, you always try to establish a personal relationship, make sure you have a shoe-in into the world you want to become apart of.
Put Down The Mother-Effin Phones
In this situation, I’m just as guilty as the next person when it comes to cellphones. Generally, we should keep our phones tucked away and enjoy our present life around us a little more, especially now when life is nothing but amazing. Personally, I think it’s sad when something funny or nice is happening our first instinct isn’t to enjoy the moment and live in it, but to pull out our cellphones because apparently if we don’t capture it via Snapchat- it didn’t happen.
Don’t Get Offended So Much
This one is for you anal people.. Chill the f out. All these protests and arguments about petty nonsense needs to stop. “Yoga is offensive, This commercial doesn’t have a transgender person in it so they hate transgender people.That person is wearing a Hijab so they must support Isis.” It seems like in today’s culture, a person can’t tweet “I hate kale” without a vegan jumping in not only to let you know they’re vegan, but that they take your apparent negative conduct very, VERY personally and seriously. Brrrrrp. To all you Social Justice Warriors out there, I ask this of you. Before going up in arms about someone else’s personal opinion ask yourself:
-Was it intended to offend you?
-If you’re actually offended, or if you’re just super desperate to feel like apart of something.
-Is all this really worth trying to change someone’s personal opinion?
I hope everyone had an amazing new years, and their 2016 is off to the right start!