I know it’s a little late to post a year end review thing. But fuck it.
This post isn’t even done. I’ll never finish it. I started writing it on the train ride back from Chicago, when it was still 2014, and obviously the shitty wifi on Amtrak was cutting in and out so I got frustrated. Either way, this post sat unpublished- and I hated that. I usually scrutinize over a post. Changing the words, rereading a thousand times, rewriting sentences, etc. I do it all over and over again. But I couldn’t with this one. I don’t know why. It feels better unfinished. I guess because I’ll never know everything I learned in 2014. Despite the year being done, maybe we never stop learning from the time.
So what did I do?
I wrote these few paragraphs, threw up a pic that I found on tumblr because it matched the mood (I searched “wonderlust”. Bitches always tag that shit), pressed published, and called it a night. And by called it a night I mean I’m planning on watching TV for at least another two hours.
This is what I’ve learned.
I’ve learned that while money can’t buy everything, it can make everything really pretty.
I’ve learned that the grass is not always greener on the other side and how you picture something is sometimes a far cry from how it actually is.
I wish I learned how to have a filter. Next year, maybe.
I’ve learned you can find your soul in a record store and love on cobblestone road.
I’ve learned that you can lead a heart to love, but you can’t make it fall.
I’ve learned that the decisions you make today will affect who you are tomorrow. I understand the right decision is not always, the easy one, but you must make it anyways.
I’ve learned that friendships can conquer oceans. I’ve learned how to calculate time zones, but also how to set up all the world clocks on my iPhone for when I’m lazy.
I’ve learned that the odds are forever in your favour as long as you have the right people beside you.
I’ve learned the words to all of 2014 Forest Hill Drive.
I thought I learned how to forgive but not forget, only to realize that I never forgave in the first place because I couldn’t forget. I’ve learned that letting go isn’t as hard as you think.
I’ve learned that the booty reigns supreme and the Queen is J.Lo. Okay, I always knew this.
I’ve learned not to wait for someone that won’t wait for you.
I’ve learned how amazing and lucky I am to have the family I do. Just kidding Mom, I’ve known this for a very long time.
I’ve learned wifi on Amtrak sucks.
I love reading your shit! You’re a fucking legend!
love you/miss you Mitch xo