2. It can always get worse – so be thankful for your situation
3. Quick fixes usually don’t hold – if it’s worth doing at all it’s worth doing correctly
4. If you don’t love it in the store you won’t love it at home – And it will hang there with tags on it FOR-EV-ER (please tell me someone said that like Squints from the Sandlot
5. Yoga pants were God’s gift to women – But he also likes it when you wear a dress to Church
6. Be prepared x3 – Because your map on your phone won’t be working, you will lose your only pen, you will spill on your white blouse, and you will become aware of how bad your breath smells right before you go into a meeting. So print out directions and have a map, bring 3 pens and another pad of paper, keep tide pens handy, and throw some gum and mints in your bag and desk.
7. Calling Mom makes everything better – it’s true, try it
8. If you lost something you will always find it in the last place you look – Duh. Why would you keep looking after you found it?
9. The way you were raised shapes how you see the world – realizing that different people value different things will save you a lot of time and grief
10. Starting over, turning around, retreating is not a bad thing – When you shoot and arrow you must pull back to go farther. Sometimes you realize that what you’re doing isn’t making you happy and you need to regroup. It can be hard or embarrassing but in the long run you’ll be so much happier
11. Sometimes you just need to be sad – Sometimes you are just not feeling anyone or anything and you got to go get out Titanic and cry about how Rose and Jack are never gonna be together. Then you can get mad at Rose for not scooting over on the door. I mean come ON Rose.
12. You have to make your own mistakes – otherwise you’re not going learn
13. Pets are worth every penny – See here
14. Go on more “Jane Vacations” – ‘Jane vacations’ are what we call the vacations my mother plans. It goes a little something like this: 7:30 Wake up 7:55 go downstairs 8:00 hail a cab 8:15 arrive at monument 8:45 exit monument and walk to chapel. Get my picture? While being on a strict timetable is sometimes stressful I will be you that whenever we visit a city we see more things in 4 days than people see in a week. Granted when we go on Jane vacations there is a Katie day thrown in. What’s a Katie day? A Katie day is a day where nothing is planned and we do whatever we want to do. We go back and see a painting that struck our eye, we go to lunch at the little café we spotted, we lay by the beach and read, or we just walk around.
15. It’s nice to have nice things – But I’d rather not go broke buying them. Some of the most beautiful pieces in my or others’ homes, the ones that get the most compliments are either homemade or hand-me-downs
16. You can do anything for one minute – hold your breath, hold a plank, listen to a professor, think minute by minute
17. You are doing exactly what you want – if you didn’t want to be doing what you’re doing you wouldn’t be doing it. Even if you dislike what you’re doing it means you value something else more. Example: if you hate your job but you’re sticking to it it means you value the pay check or another benefit more.
18. When in doubt: Books or Nature – when you need a break go outside or read a book, or both!
19. A house is meant to be lived in – otherwise it’s not a house, that would be a museum. If you can’t flop on the couch then why would anyone want to be there?
20. Look people in the eye – they won’t notice anything else
21. Presentation matters – in 5th grade we had to do a project on counting the pebbles in a wall. My math was horribly wrong but that project was color coded and perfectly presented and I got an A. Whether its a project or your outfit, it matters.
22. Respect yourself – or no one else will
23. Beauty is skin deep, ugly is to the bone – I’d rather be ugly on the outside than ugly on the inside
24. Leggings are not pants – this should be embroidered on a pillow
25. Never say “I Wish” for something you can attain on your own – Nike it and just do it
What are some of the lessons you’ve learned?