Earlier this year, the youngest Kardashian-Jenner had quite the realization about 2016.
“I feel like every year has a new energy, and I feel like this year, is really about, like, the year of realizing stuff. And everyone around me, we’re just all, like, realizing things.”
When you’re not a girl, not yet a woman, like Kylie, every year is about realizing things. Realizing that being an adult is awesome and awful at the same time. Coming to grips with the fact that you will outgrow some of your closest friends. It is the time you also realize you can’t shop at Forever 21 for the rest of your life. Although I am about a decade past that stage, 2016 was still all about confronting somewhat uncomfortable truths. Not just for myself, but for pretty much everyone I know.
Here are some of the truths I came face to face with this year. Hopefully, by acknowledging them now, I cam go from realizing things to whatever the next stage is. Acceptance maybe? I don’t know. (I do know that I’m a bit afraid Kylie Jenner, Kim K 2.0, is our source for wisdom this year. Then again, it follows.)
Things I, like, realized in 2016….
I am much better at adulting than I think I am. I have a job that I show up for every day. I pay my bills mostly on time. My dog is still alive. I go to the doctor as needed. And, I keep up with my car’s maintenance. I’m also emotionally mature and don’t blame other people for my shit. That last sentence is why I am an adult, not paying bills, getting married, or having kids.
I will never be a “top” blogger. I don’t have the time, money or energy to be the next Susie Lau. It’s not because I’m mediocre or I lack hustle. I just have other priorities and goals outside of blogging and that’s cool.
I actually like working out. Being anti-working out has been a part of my cool girl M.O. for years. It isn’t anymore. Exercise calms my anxiety and keeps my ass high and tight. That to me is a win-win.
I can do better than the guys I’ve been dating.I have a lot going for me but I keep dating people who don’t on purpose. Nine out of ten I date guys like this for selfish reasons that end in frustration and heartbreak. I need to get my shit together on that.
I am overworked, by choice.I’m a massive workaholic who is spending their vacation working. This is a choice I have made, sure there are other factors that contribute to this choice *underpaid and saddled with student loan debt*, but it is still a choice. If I had to choose again, I would make the same choice.
I live in a country that is more messed up than I thought it was.By that, I mean our economy, our education system, and the mentality of our citizens are all messed up. And it’s not because we disagree, it’s because of some of the things we disagree on. But that’s another post.
What things did you realize this year?
Photo: Kylie Jenner’s Instagram