How are you? It’s the second to last Tuesday of 2017, and I think it’s about time we start summing things up. 2017 has been a special year for me both from a personal and professional point of view: Less action, more thinking. Lot’s of figuring things out. To be honest, I’ve never felt as much excitement for a year as I do for 2018. I have so many plans, some of which are already shaping up into actions.
I’ll be spending a lot of time summarising the past year over the next week or two. I don’t think I’ve ever learned more things, realised this much about myself, cut so many losses, been more sure of what matters the most, or looked forward more than I’m looking backwards the way I do as we battle through the last days of 2017. Is that because I’m getting closer to 30, or simply because I thought so much I came to some sort of conclusion? I guess I’ll never really know.
My most important advice to people who haven’t turned 27 yet (because yes, 27 seems to be the age of so many wisdoms), is to care less about the things that don’t matter. By “giving less fucks” about unimportant things, you have way more mind-space, time and energy to deal with the important stuff. People always talk about this stuff as if it was the most obvious thing ever. And maybe it is. But its also like, the hardest thing ever.
A few of the things I have learned in 2017:
This is why 2017 was such a great year.
Why is it so difficult to put ourselves first goddamnit? Note to self: Crucial to remember or drown in guilt and self-doubt
The truth in this makes me really anxious but I’m laughing at it anyway.
Not exclusively a 2017 kind of question.
No is always the answer
Can we all just remind ourselves to remind all the jerks who forget about this?
More of this in 2018.
How did I get so lucky?
Crying is always okay
Thinking: Less is more
To all the people who gave up on me for my lack of keeping-in-touch or meeting-for-dinner skills
Hypersensitivity: A blessing and a curse
Leaving it at that.
There really isn’t