I figure I should start keeping track of the important things I learn along the way.... those little life lessons. maybe someone else can benefit, right?
1. Never ever believe someone when they tell you the person you should love is the one that doesnt make you feel like you're head's about to explode or that your heart would break and you would die without them. thats what love is. wanting and needing someone. I'm not saying a whole romeo and juliet, kill yourself thing is okay. But at least have passion for the person. because if you dont ever feel like you might not be able to go on without them. well, you probably can and should. funny how that works out so well though, isn't it?
2) have a 4 am friend. always. that person you can call up at the oddest hour of the day or night and spill your guts too. because when it feels like your world is falling apart and you have no one to talk to, thats the absolute worst feeling in the world.
3) you always need to know when to talk and when to listen. because sometimes a friend wants advice. and sometimes they just need to hear themselves talk, because it sorts it out for them. and unwanted advice is rarely followed. and the advisee will wind up pissed because "no one listens to me.." so....yeah. know when to talk and when to listen.
and 4) talk to as many strangers as you can. I'm not talking STRANGE strangers. just everyday people. because more than likely a comment about the weather or a smile and a hello will brighten their day and yours immeasurably. I'm reminded of this article I read about people jumping off of the golden gate bridge. or something. and this one guy, he left a note in his apartment that said "if one person so much as smiles at me, I wont do it." so, smile, make every effort to be nice. you never know who you may save... oh, yeah. no one smiled at him. he jumped. he died. I think it's a romeo and juliet calibre tragedy.... :(
ok, enough imparting wisdom for the night. few people read this stuff anyways. and besides, I'm just a 20 year old child. a stupid girl who got caught up in stupid shit and....well. who wants advice from me anyways, right? :)
Although my favorite season, I've come to hate the fall...