Dear 2017, You Sucked

Dear 2017, You Sucked

A letter to the worst year of my life. Good Riddance.
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So as 2017 came to a close, I had thought about a few things I'd like to say to send it off the appropriate way.

First of all, a huge Fark You 2017. You were hands down the worst year of my life and I am SO happy you are through. I appreciate the harsh lessons you taught me, but I really won't miss you whatsoever.

Secondly, thanks for making me tougher than I ever thought I'd be. Between people dying, failing classes and dealing with my own personal ailments, I am in awe of how much this 5 foot 3 body can handle.

Third, I truly hated how you made me drop a few things in my life that I was really passionate about. You did teach me to be patient, and that if something is meant to be it'll happen. I could go on and on about the negative things that happened to me and those around me this last year, but that is not going to do me any good. It's over, time to move on.

Some good things you have taught me 2017 are seldom, but relevant:

1. Patience is a virtue.

2. The love between me, my family and my S.O. are absolutely stronger than ever.

3. My dog really loves to be pet on his cheek.

4. People really do come around if they are meant to be in your life.

5. Sometimes, Life f*cking sucks. But you will get through it stronger.

6. God is Good.

7. You can do anything, but you can't do everything.

8. I have found THE best of friends.

I don't mean to sound pessimistic but I'm really happy I'll never have to look back on 2017 and say, "wow, I really can't wait until this year is over." I am thankful for all that is happened this past year, as it has made me who I am and will continue to affect my life choices from here on out. I have enjoyed looking forward to 2018 and imagining what is in store for me, my friends and family, my boyfriend and his family, and everyone else I care for. If you're reading this also feeling like 2017 was a donkey kick to the head, I feel you. I understand how free you feel now that the weight is off your shoulders. Now, lets go into this year kicking ass, taking names and being our best selves.

This year, I'm going to:

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Drink New Wines (or not because I really, really love Cabs)

Learn How to Sew

Simplify, Simplify, SIMPLIFY!

Drink More Coffee (if that's humanly possible)

Work On School

Find Out How to Change My Oil

Love More

Hate Less

Pray More

Worry Less


It's time we focus on what makes us happy, what makes us get butterflies. It's time to focus on myself, my career, my goals, my relationship. MY DOG! It's time for me to settle the hell down and stop trying to do everything at once. It's time to simplify and enjoy life.

Who's with me?

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Easy Interview Tips to Help You Stand Out

Here are some quick tips that will help interviews go by way faster and make you seem confident.

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I recently interviewed for an organization on campus and this process makes it so much easier.

1. Look at your interviewer.

A simple way to attract one's attention is to look straight at them. I know sometimes its very nervewracking and getting distracted or getting your mind off of the subject seems like the best option. However, by listening to them, you seem more interested and attentive. It also shows off how much confidence about the subject.

2. Be clear and concise at what your trying to say.

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Its easier if you try to be more specific on a subject than being general about it. It's okay if you mess up on some words but try to pick the pace back up. An interviewer will be more interested if you actually are making a point.

3. Make bold points to stand out.

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Take on those difficult subjects that some people have hard times talking about or make a statement by using another point of view. There are endless possibilities to some questions so just go with your instincts and you'll do amazing!

4. Know a lot about yourself.

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Many personal questions about your characteristics or interesting facts are usually asked during an interview process. Knowing most things about yourself such as personal qualities or weaknesses show that you're a well developed person. Be confident in knowing yourself the best and be sure to honest as well.

5. Try to be prepared and know a lot about what your interviewing for.

If your prepared, then it's easier to talk to your interviewers. You're more fluid when you communicate and there is less fear of not knowing what to say. If it's a job make sure you make interesting points about their company and if it's an organization, then make sure you know what it is exactly that you made you want to interview in the first place.

6. Be dressed for the part.

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Usually jobs or organizations like it when you dress up in the desired attire. It makes you seem more professional and neat as a person. If a certain dress code is required, make sure you adhere to it and dress your best!

7. Ask for help!

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At many colleges, there are places that offer free or paid mock interviews that allow you to get better at communicating. Through these programs, you actually get feedback and experience. If there isn't something like this around, then ask a couple of friends to ask you potential or general questions. Doing this has helped me so much!

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