Have you noticed the older we get the less we care about shit! I am definitely feeling it, and noticing it too! ( Ha ha ha). Don’t get me wrong I care a helluva lot about my family, friends, and loved ones. There are just pieces of me that is beginning to care less about other minimal things. Guys, we put way too much energy into things that aren’t going to matter later. I am am embracing that more, and more as time goes on.
Example- On Christmas Eve I took on the job of making my first Christmas gumbo all by myself. It was so nerve wracking and at times throughout the cooking process I felt so inadequate. My sister and I have been doing this recipe since my mom died, and this was my first attempt at doing it by myself. I love having my sister help me, and be there through most steps. By the way my sister is pretty damn great at a lot of things. There isn’t any sibling rivalry here.
We uplift, embrace, and are always there for each other no matter what. This recipe is a deeply rooted recipe, and we only do this once a year. This time I just wanted to know that I could do this by myself, even though I knew she would jump in if I needed her. Well, halfway through the cooking process I decided not to give a “SHIT” about who thought it was the most yummy gumbo ever, it was the fact that I reached and tried!! No matter what my mom was already thinking so highly of me, and embracing my ability to do it alone.
Which led me to reflect on the other stuff we spend time caring about. So much energy is spent on trying to please other people, or fit into a certain mold. So if your out there living you’re best life possible here are 10 Ten Things To Stop Giving A Shit About..
10 Things To Not Give A Shit About In 2018…
What Anyone Thinks About You…… Who freakin cares? There are a lot of things that I could think, but I choose to put my thoughts into other places. I love who I am, andyou should love who you are. It ain’t none of my business what you think about me. (Seriously)…..
The Life Choices of Others….If a girl wants to marry a girl who cares, it ain’t none of your business. Let that be, and stop putting all of your worry into that nonsense. If these things aren’t affecting you directly then, it is none of your business. Stop collecting your energy sources, and wasting them on this type of crap. Stop even thinking about it, or even challenging your opinion through ugly Facebook rants. Being the anchor in your own life….
Finding Your Soulmate….. When I was going through a period of loneliness, and being divorced. I worried will there ever be the right person out there for me. It brought about so much more grief (just lost my mom) and fear of being alone. Well, from the wise words of my sister, and she (is wise) told me to take time to love myself first. You know what friends I did just that too! People look at singleness, as a bad disease, or you need to find a good woman, or man. Hell, you came into the world alone, why can’t you rock the hell out of it alone? (Just saying)!!
Getting Older or Aging We worry so much about age, and what it may make us look like when we get there. We start reflecting on our weight, age group, what’s socially acceptable. Having lunch with a friend reminded me how great I am at any age. She is so damn great, and has always been that way! She lives by the toot of her own horn. Damnit toot your horn, and make life great. Wrinkles, a little extra sag, fine lines, and any other life pity pit, let it go in 2018! I am not the skinniest, finest, or most gorgeous woman out there. You know what I love every part of me though.
Social Media Likes…. Social media followers or whatever. Social media should never be used to make who you are, and make you think twice about what you have to offer the world.
Being Productive All The Time… You are allowed to, feel REAL rest, and be who you are. There is no magic button hiding somewhere in the world that says that you have to be super man, or woman. It is very necessary to take a day off, or morning, afternoon, or whatever. Consider it a time to yourself, or eating for that matter. Stay home all day and do absolutely, get pampered, grab a massage, or a facial. After all of that, don’t give a shit about anything else okay??????
Being someone you are NOT….It’s the oldest piece of advice in the book, but so true……just be yourself. The strange habits, oddball standards too. And all you should be focusing is being the most kick ass version of yourself possible. Surround yourself with people bring out the best parts of you. These are the things that matter, and bring meaning to your life. It is always better to be a original, and not a copy. Duplicates are not always the best to have.
Housekeeping…. Stop worrying if your house needs to stay in order for, anybody’s comfort but your own. We run around worrying if everything is suitable, and likeable for our friends for visitors. (Girl bye) Whateva……
Fad Diets.Diets can be super restrictive, and take on a whole new angle of our life. Instead of just killing your whole mood, and vibe incorporate more healthy options into your diet. Switch out those nasty foods, and carb filled meals for better options. Just don’t go overkill on the diet thing, enjoy a glass of wine like anybody else.
Making everyone happy….No matter how hard you try to please everyone, don’t put your effort into that. Put your effort into the original, that is what people love the most!