Kevin has finished a full week of the new job! So far he likes it! he's able to be home by 5, which is great!
It is kind of weird not being able to go anywhere. I have walked to Trader Joes, it takes about 15 minutes and it's a pretty steep hill up but it really isn't that bad. And there is a Barnes and Noble in the plaza if I really wanted to just get out of the apartment. So far I have been keeping busy with figuring out new projects. I have a new linocut, that I am excited to get working on. I will show you progress photos next week. There is a lot of detail!
I've been figuring out lunches for Kevin because I enjoy making food for us, and if I let it up to him he'd be eating a handful of nuts for lunch. This past week I made sweet potato, quinoa patties and a chicken avocado chickpea wrap. Random sides would be leftovers from dinner like a carrot salad, or different quinoa salad.
My guilty pleasure of the week was making fried rice, and oh my, it was so good, as good as fried rice i've gotten from take out. We had left over brown rice and this was the first recipe I found. It was super easy to make and delicious.
But anyway on to the main subject! I've been thinking about making a post like this for some time. I'm turning 24 (OMG!) soon, and I've been thinking about how long ago 16 years old felt like, yet at the same time it doesn't feel like THAT long ago. Even though I don't really regret anything of course there I things I wish I realized when I was 16. It would've saved me a lot of heartache and time. So moving on to my list!
15 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 16:
1. You will not be friends with most of your high school friends.
And that's completely okay! Don't try too hard to keep some friendships alive, most of the time you're only friends with these people right now because you had a class together. Hold on to the good memories about them but it's best to move on before you hold some grudges because lack of communication.
2. Don't let a boy define you!
This is a big one, so many women feel like they need a man to feel some sort of value. I was definitely guilty of letting a guy make me feel like I wasn't pretty, skinny, or funny enough. And that's such an awful feeling. If a guy isn't in to you, it has nothing to do with you as person!
3. Explore more.
Just get out there and do something different! Even if it's only once a week or if it's a small little thing. Just get out there and don't be afraid to explore new things.
4. Do not talk about people.
Everyone is guilty of this, it's super easy to do. It's easier to judge something you don't understand than just shutting up. Do not waste your energy on gossiping. You want to be remembered as the person that was nice to everyone!
5. Do not get involved into other people's relationships.
You think you understand what you're doing but you don't. So just don't. haha. They are completely capable of figuring out what is best for them.
6. Wear whatever the hell you want!
I was so concerned about what people thought about my outfits! It was exhausting! Thinking about it now, I just laugh, because I follow this advice today and I am so much more happier! I put on a shirt and pants without thinking.
7. It's all right to say no.
It's a cliche but it's true! It's not fun to feel pressured into something you are not comfortable with!
8. Let the little stuff go.
Man, oh, man. Certain things were such a big deal when I was younger, and looking back I'm just like, "why did you waste your time on that?" Just let it slide of your shoulders, that goes from boys to not studying for test.
9. Do not let people make you feel inadequate!
Let's face it, teenagers are mean! I'm not saying get into a fist fight with them but put them in their place. Just by saying, "Look, what you said was hurtful and completely uncalled for" is enough to shut them up. Usually bullies cower away when you call them out in a calm way.
10. Do not chase the boy.
You know how I said teenagers are mean? Well so are boys. They just do not develop empathy in high school! haha. If a guy isn't showing interest he is not playing hard to get he is just not that into you.
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