Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Life Lessons You (and I) Need to Learn

1. It's okay to ask for help.
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It's actually the hardest thing to ask for help.  Asking for help is brave, strong, courageous. It will be okay.  

2. Connections are everything.

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That's how I've gotten all my crazy amount of jobs that I work. (not that I'm not great at what I do) but honestly.  So go out there and start volunteering and building connections!

3. Learn to say "no".

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I've been training Addie on this for the WHOLE SUMMMMMMMMEEEERRR! In all honesty, it's one of the hardest things to do sometimes and even I mess up on it, but that's why you got to learn. We are not supermen/women.  We can't do everything.  And nobody can force you to do anything.  

4. You don't have to be friends with everybody. 

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Friendly and friends are different things.  I think this comes in especially true depending on the jobs you have.  Also, having to be a human being in the world this might come in handy.  Have you ever had one of those friends who can just talk to anybody anywhere and you think, wow they must have so many friends.  Well... they probably don't (maybe they do), they are just really good at being friendly.

5. Stop worrying about the things you cannot change.

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Remember that time when you applied for something and you submitted your application and you keep wondering if you'd get the job/position or not? Ever have that problem after handing in that big assignment/paper/exam?  Keep this in mind... what's done has been done. Instead of worrying about how that went and about the things that you cannot change, use it as a lesson and start changing the future (something you can change!).

6. Feelings are okay.
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I struggle with this continuously.  I have trouble sharing and accepting that I can have feelings.  Be it liking somebody, being angry, being frustrated, being upset, being super excited... it's tough.  I think sometimes we all try to hide our feelings (especially the negative ones) cause we are afraid of getting hurt or judged, but we're only human.  Try to talk to somebody about it... find one person or multiple people for different things that you can trust to vent to.  Let's do this together.

These are just a few of the life lessons we must learn.  Let's try to do this together and work on this.  If you have any suggestions or any to add please please please comment down below! 

Thoughtfully Yours,


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