I have a confession to make, I wasn’t the best person I could have been in 2013.
This year I did a lot of cool things that I’m proud of, but I wasn’t trying to be a better person…at all.
I also know a lot of people that had a waaaaaaaay shittier year than I’ve ever had in my life. Needless to say, I’m not alone as someone who is ready for the new year.
Here’s a list of things that I, personally, will be changing about myself so I may become a better person.
1. I’m going to be more considerate of others
I’m currently living in LA and what I hear the most is people asking what’s in it for them. I constantly have to give people reasons that will benefit them so they will do me a favor. THE HELL IS THAT?! I helped a friend move a couple months ago and they offered to pay me…AND I TOOK IT!
That’s not the person I want to be. I’m going to get back to doing favors without expecting anything in return, especially for friends and family.
2. I’m going to become healthier.
First of all, go watch Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead now.
I know I’m not in the least bit overweight, but I have a terrible diet of soda, fast food, and sugar. I don’t want to waste all my money on medical treatment from now till I’m dead just so I can save $4 on a meal.
3. No more excuses
I should get this tattooed on my arm. Too many times I didn’t take an opportunity cause I thought it was too crazy or told myself to do it later. What I learned from Yes, Man is if there’s no huge consequences, then why not go for it? I’m going to stop stopping myself from doing things that could potential become awesome stories.
4. I won’t take what everyone says to heart and I’ll encourage weirdness more.
Too many times I’ve stopped wearing a shirt or jacket because an asshole made fun of me for wearing it. The coolest people I know wear fanny packs and vests, so fuck you, I’ll do me and you can keep being a boring nag.
And when people tell me I’m not funny or I’m an idiot, they obviously are terrible at observation.
I know about 6 people that are constantly pointing out weird things our friends do and I want to just slap them and scream “THEY’RE A HELL OF A LOT MORE INTERESTING THAN YOU!”
People want to hang out with someone who’s entertaining and goofy so life doesn’t suck. No one wants to be with someone who judges people all the time. You know why no one in my group of close friends reminds you of Simon Cowell? Cause we never call those people to hang out. Sorry if I’m being really harsh about this, but so many millennials are like this, and they’re bringing us down.
My friends are all weirdos, my family is full of weirdos, my gf’s a weirdo, people I enjoy watching on TV and movies are weirdos, and I’m a fuckin’ weirdo. Why did I start pretending not to be a weirdo?
I know shit happens, maybe this will be the shittiest year of my life, but I can’t blame myself if I try my best to be better.
No excuses? Your damn right.
Happy New Year! Be safe and don’t take yourself too seriously.