Blog 21- Things I’ve Learned That School Didn’t Teach Me

1- Never forget where you came from. Pulvis et umbra sumus. We are but dust and shadow. Even if you hate your past, never forget it. In there are people who put you where you are today, so never forget that we can disappear at moment’s notice.

2- Old style soda in glass bottles are better than in plastic or metal. Metal is second.

3- Expect three awesome things to happen everyday. This can be a piece of chocolate, a text from a friend, a minute of sunshine on a cloudy day, or a warm sweatshirt after you’ve been forced to stand in the cold rain for hours. If worst comes to worse, making you own day with a bowl of ice cream counts as well.

4- Never drink or eat something new before an exam. Just because it’s exotic doesn’t mean it is good for you, and if it tasted funny going down, it probably won’t sit very well during that exam.

5- If offered a break for food at work, take it. You never know when you’ll eat again.

6- Venting to a human being is the perfect way to solve a life crisis or problem. It forces you to sort out your feelings and thoughts in a logical way, explore possible outcomes and come to a decision. If not, you at least have it off your chest and it makes you feel better. Input from the victim forced to listen is a bonus.

7- Skipping classes to sit on a bathroom floor for a best friend in need is worth every moment-even after the sickness you’ve acquired the next day. If you are willing to put your head on the bathroom floor, you know who your true friends are, I mean, I’m not sticking my head on the floor for a stranger. Plus, it’s class time you aren’t sitting through.

8- The best things in life are free. Unless you chose to buy dinner for your grandmother just to have a reason to go over and talk about everything and nothing at all. And there is never a guaranteed tomorrow.

9- Nothing is and no one are perfect. If it was, we would never enjoy life. It would be a monotonous frolic through the daisies. Personally, I like a bit of sorrow and misery in life- it makes me realize that happiness is a precious commodity.

10- The key to life is how you react to plan B. I’m not saying to skip plan A; plan out every detail to plan A to make it flawless, so it can be executed with perfection. Never skip this step. Always have a not-as-well-planned-out “just in case” plan that requires a lot of improvising. When plan A goes wrong, how you carry out plan B via spur of the moment decisions is who makes you are in life.


About lbannister117

I’m the outdoorsy kind of girl, one of those rugged beasts. Try hard, play hard, take no prisoners kind of people. I have the intelligence, and the feminism, but yet I'm still the hard-core ‘one of the guys’ kind of girl. I enjoy the company and views of others, and love having in depth conversations about everything under the sun, whether it be politics, the weather, an event in history, the news, or simply a good story.
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