July 7, 2014 by kmwelden
Today marks one year exactly that I’ve been out here in magical Colorado on my own. Sometimes I feel mature and like I’m an independent woman taking on the city like Beyonce, but more often than not, I feel insecure and 16. So I made this list of things I’ve learned over the course of the year, to prove that even on some small or insignificant level…. I’m growing. Not necessarily growing up, which implies some level of competence I don’t yet possess. I think it’s more like growing diagonally, but that’s pretty cool too.
- The numbers on your license plate that look like they could stand for a month and a year do stand for a month and a year. And they are somewhat important.
- If you spend all of your food stamps on sushi at Whole Foods in the first week of the month, A) you look like a moron, and B) you won’t have milk or bread to eat for the rest of said month.
- Running, while unpleasant, is not inherently evil.
- Khaki pants are the least cool pants. I feel like I already knew this on some level, but wearing them 5 times every week confirmed this.
- Hiking is a summer activity for a reason. If you try to go hiking in March, you will slip on ice and fall off a mountain.
- Drinking at 22 is different from drinking at 19. I think my body’s tolerance for being abused in that particular manner peaked then. It will be downhill the rest of my life, which is probably a good thing.
- You can live 1800 miles away and still stay best friends.
- Don’t break the law while you’re breaking the law. Thanks, Aunt Ruth, for that piece of sage wisdom which I actually do use to gauge my decisions sometimes. Haven’t been arrested yet.
- My body doesn’t actually require one nap every day, which is a myth I believed about myself for many years. Furthermore, I am quite capable of being at work at 7 am every day and working 50 hours a week, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.
- Coffee tastes like dirt, but it is a life force.