Lessons of July

7 months into the year, and I have to say, this month taught me more about myself than any of its 6 predecessors. Although, it was a bummer learning in April that (spoiler alert!) the Easter Bunny wasn’t real. Egg hunts? Never the same.**

July lessons:

  • There is such thing as too much of a good thing–especially when that good thing has alcohol in it.
  • Sleeping does wonders for your mood, work, run, outlook.
  • Health insurance is AWESOME.
  • A manic love life makes for interesting anecdotes, terrible and wonderful lessons, kindling for storybook characters, and the most unfortunate result–personal growth.
  • Social media is not a comedy stage no matter how witty I think my 140 characters (or less!) are.
  • Friends work it out.
  • Much to my dismay, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officially declared that mermaids do not exist (exception may be gingermermaid, but this is still up for debate)
  • Figuring out how to use my washer/dryer (after the 7th wash).
  • Living alone rocks. So does peeing with the door open.
  • Dancing in the rain is fun. Losing a $650 phone is not.
  • Technology sucks but sometimes it can save your contacts even when you don’t know you knew how to do that.
  • Red hair isn’t magic hair, it can still clog drains.
  • Finding out I earned my job in part of something politically incorrect and ignorant I said.
  • Putting out electrical fires with water can work but is not recommended.
  • Pregnant women are emotional.
  • 100 degrees is hot, but it makes 80 degrees feel not hot.
  • Beds with lots of pillows can make anyone feel like royalty. Especially if you wear a tiara in bed.
  • I can’t reach my fire alarm, but when I get up there, I will be taking out the battery since I can’t boil water without it going off.
  • Work orders for something broken in the apartment means little elves come in and fix everything.
  • It’s possible that paying off your credit card in one month isn’t possible when you buy more than you make.
  • There is nothing the internet doesn’t know. Especially Google.
  • Wet paper bags do not hold things well, if at all.
  • It’s amazing what one can cook on a budget and how creative one can get with brown rice.
  • Doing everything will give you peace of mind even if you go nowhere.
  • Feeling is great, even when it sucks.
  • Cheesy sentiment should have a side of crackers.
  • X-Men movies only get better with each viewing.
  • Mad skee ball skills deserve to be on my resume.
  • Not everyone will be fans of my blog, but my mom is.
  • I finally have put to rest the whimsical idea to dye my hair blonde.
  • There’s no time like the now to start compilations of short stories, even if it’s only ever read by the author.
  • Having a good family is kind of great, especially when they aren’t pissing you off.
  • Crying is OK when prepared with the proper weapons, like tissues, not cute dresses.
  • Shopping cures most bad days and helps the economy (doing my part, Obama).
  • Obvious jokes are the best.

So, it’s a little hokey, a little sweet, a little stupid, but that’s because I’m a little hokey, a little sweet, and a little stupid. Today I woke up on the right side of the bed (literally AND figuratively) and was happier than I’ve been in a while, because July has been a bitch–full of changes and challenges, freaking hot, and also fairly awesome (in hindsight and reflection). It’s not over, but I’m over it. Tomorrow is Jaulgust 1st for me and I intend to make it count. Crackers anyone?

**NB: Please be advised this blog post contains some shmaltz. Those especially sensitive to this may wish to refrain from the bad jokes and sappy introspection.


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  1. Pingback: Going out, sleeping in | gingermermaid

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