A personal memo from me to you & my future self written in a typical listicle millennial form.
1// Distance doesn’t cause love to fade, lack of interest does. That goes to friendships too.
2// It’s not luck what gets you to places, it’s your brain. Get those neurological connections and grey matter to think, they are designed exactly for that.
3 // I’ll rather be dislike by who I am than liked for being just like everybody else.
4// I like my conversations like I like my wine: sparkly & refreshing.
5// Life is beautiful, is not fair or simple or predictable, but it’s full-on in your face gorgeous!
6// Telling the people you love that you love them every moment you can, should be part of your daily routine.
7// Exams and grades don’t define your inner spark, drive and imagination. Actually, quite the contrary.
8// People with the best grades are not doing the most exciting things after college, trust me. People who took the bigger risks are, regardless if they had great grades or not.
9// The sexiest most intimate moment you can have is when both of you enjoying, living and breathing the present. If you know what I mean.
10// Les grandes personnes ne comprennent jamais rien. The Little Prince could not have explained it better, some grown-ups totally forget how to be happy.
11// Dreaming big is today’s standard for success and it’s free. If you are not willing to take risks and think different you won’t ever be able to build a life full of adventures and unforgettable moments. And being rich and famous doesn’t count as dreaming big, please (read point #2).
12// Inhale the pain, exhale compassion. Everybody is fighting their own demons, don’t let people who can not handle theirs infect you with negative vibes.
13// Physical beauty is overrated. Photoshop has gone crazy and brands don’t know what to sell any more. Your cellulite, stretch marks and scars don’t even tell half of your story, how many times your smile has brighten someone’s day, how much hugs you get around the clock & how much love your surrounded with. Confidence is the key to everything.
14// You’re human. You’re flawed and you’re not meant to be perfect, embracing your mistakes & shortcomings is actually more enlightening that pretending nothing is wrong.
How much has 2014 taught you?
The year is not over yet, there’s plenty of room to keep learning still ;-)
From the sunny side of this,