I can't even begin to tell you how many times my parents told me to work smarter, not harder. Sometimes I listened to them and sometimes I didn't. I guess I like to figure things out the hard way, hahaha! I've compiled a list of lifehacks for my readers. Some of these things are as basic and common sense as putting peanut butter on bread. And then there are some things that you'll have the perfect "ahhh" moment. Some of them are funny, but you know you'll use them, and some of them are genuine things you might want to know. Here you go!
As part of my plan of becoming a better version of myself and a better human being, I'm going to starting a new series called "My 30 Days of Gratitude." I've spent so many years fighting, arguing, and rebelling against life that I have lost myself in the process. I failed school, I hooked up with horrible guys, I partied all night every night, and I destroyed my relationship with my family. Continuing on this path, I would be so far down into a dark hole, I'm not sure I would be able to get back out. Before the new year approached, I had already planned on making some changes in my life. So many positive, life-changing things have already happened in 2018 that I'm going to be doing a complete lifestyle cleanse. Get rid of the old, bring in the new. And new me is taking a stand on my life. To kick off this lifestyle change, I will be writing about something I'm grateful for every day for the next 30 days.
We'll meet in a bar. You'll be sitting across the room, a beer in your hand. Your eyes will travel up my body until they burn into mine. I will be sipping on a jack and coke to let you know that I'm a tough girl, because everyone knows bourbon-drinking women are strong. You'll strut towards me, taking your time so you can come up with whatever pickup line you feel like using on me. You'll make yourself at home on the stool next to me, never letting your eyes leave mine. We'll flirt, and I'll squeeze your arm. Your hand will rest on my thigh ever so lightly. It will be high enough to make me wonder, but low enough so as to make sure I'm not uncomfortable.
So this year I became really enthralled with beer and alcohol. I've always been a drinker. I had my very first beer at 14. All through high school and my first couple years of college, I was mostly drinking to either get drunk or look cool. It wasn't until I started working in a restaurant that liquor, beer, and wine became very interesting to me. The ability to pair wines perfectly with food and tasting all different kinds of craft beer has become quite fascinating. I'm definitely a beer and bourbon kind of girl, so exploring these new flavors has been a quite fun. This year I even started to really enjoy wine. I tell people that I drink red wine with food and white wine to get a little tipsy! Some wines are taking a little longer for me to get used to like cabernets and chardonnays, but I'm trying them nonetheless. I've also taken a liking to scotch. Many people tell me it's because I like good bourbon and I believe them. This year I took my learning one step further and decided to try drinks I normally wouldn't try. Here are five drinks my friends and I made for parties that were a huge success!
An abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs, by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about ones capacity to cope with it. Also known as anxiety. Well, the Webster definition at least.