YOU GUYS. It’s May 2nd, which means that 1/3 of 2012 is already gone. What the what?! Crazy. 2012 thus far has been a year unlike any other for me, so when I saw Liz‘s list of twelve things she’s learned in 2012 so far, I thought hey! that might be a good way to preserve some of the magic that this year has shown me and to share some of the knowledge I’ve gleaned from January to present. Some of these things were hard-learned, some of them I learned by accident, and some I’ve always known but haven’t been able to accept their truth until now. But I’m still learning all the time, and that’s not nothing.
01 /// That most of the American stereotypes held by Europeans are not entirely untrue.
02 /// That curiosity is one of the best qualities to have, and that there are generally great rewards when you exercise it.
03 /// That I can get by on a lot less than I thought I could.
04 /// That I will probably always be having an internal dialogue with myself about whether to cut or grow out my bangs, and that I will probably always be unhappy with whichever I choose.
05 /// That when it comes to searching for employment, it’s not what you know but who you know.
06 /// That Seattle springtime is a beautiful thing, and reminds me why I choose to call this city home.
07 /// That South Park is one of the funniest shows ever.
08 /// That sometimes it’s more important to honor your own happiness above the commitments you make.
09 /// That people and their stories are my truest passion.
10 /// That trying to overcome old habits without making a clean break from the environments that fostered them means setting yourself up for failure.
11 /// That language is a miracle, and “YES” is a way more fun word than “NO.”
12 /// That I want to be Malcolm Gladwell when I grow up.