Friday, December 30, 2011

What I Learned In 2011: A Year In Review

2011 was an interesting year full of realizations and turning points for me, and for the first time I found myself with more good times than bad. Mostly, I learned so much about myself, the people in my circle and the world in general in these 12 short months. Like:

  • It is possible to eat real food and still maintain great health.
  • You don't have to beat your body to a pulp to be fit.
  • No matter how 'independent' a child appears to be, they all need plenty and constant supervision and guidance.
  • I don't need alcohol to have a good time.
  • Makeup is not the devil's tool.
  • Hot irons, however, are from Hades.
  • My self-esteem does not rely upon how many men have seen me naked.
  • A clean kitchen can make all the difference.
  • Ex-boyfriends are ex-boyfriends for a reason.
  • Helping others feels great.
  • No one is looking at what I do more than me.
  • Somewhere out there is a home for each and every story I have to tell.
  • My grandfather has swagger for days. Just swag on swag on swag.
  • Everyone needs a break from everything once in a while.
  • Too many folks are wholeheartedly invested in the lives of reality TV stars.
  • I can control how long or short my attention span is. Without pills.
  • My body IS my temple.
  • The idea of a husband and a home is not all that scary.
  • Writing is how I will live forever.
  • Soca LIFE.

From all of us here at The Jaded Empire, have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

*smooches...looking forward to new lessons in 2012*
y'all party safe, okay? use the buddy system and most importantly remember that alcohol poisoning is REAL.
Shout out to Jose Vilson for the blog post idea.