Family, home, outdoor adventures, and four-legged friends
In no particular order….
- Wear what you feel most comfortable in. Personally for me, that’s sweatpants. No judgement.
- Don’t drive in snow storms, ice storms, rain storms…just not worth it
- Cuddle cute animals whenever possible
- Eat what you want, but nothing bad for you in excess. Health is still important at the end of the day
- Don’t buy things you don’t love
- And to go along with that last one; money is better spent on experiences, not material possessions
- If you want to get a college education, there is a place for you, that you will love and have some of the greatest years of your life in
- Don’t be afraid to be wrong or look stupid. No one except you even remembers it
- Listen to the music you enjoy with no shame
- Smile, give compliments, make a strangers day. It’ll make you feel better
- Work for what you have. It feels better than being given everything (and you turn out to be a better grounded human in my opinion)
- Appreciate all that you have and learn from every failure
- Turn off all electronics once in a while. Sleep under the stars next to a campfire on a summer night. Read as much as you can
- If you’re stressed, step away. Go outside and breathe
- Stop complaining if things aren’t going your way. Shut up and get to work. Actions speak louder than words. (Note: there is a difference between things not going your way and others intentionally holding you back)
- Family over everything. They are the one solid ground you can turn to when there is no one else there to hold you up. I know not everyone has tight family bonds, but everyone has someone. I guarantee you are not alone and help will be there if/when need be
- Don’t shove your personal beliefs down someone else’s throat. Just don’t.
- Life always has a way of working itself out
- Order the pizza. (unless you’re allergic, then don’t order the pizza)
- Do what you love and follow your passion. No matter what
Hero, he was my heart dog. It’s been almost two years; I still miss him. Thirteen years he was by my side, and he was my best friend through all of it. My mom wrote a beautiful post on Hero upon his passing; https://robinmacfarlane.com/a-heros-story/