thank you, 2018. next.

2018 will be the year you learn the most.

It’s totally okay to be angry at people who hurt you.

Recovery is a process — it ebbs and flows.

Strength is never determined by the amount of time it takes to accomplish something.

Women are incredibly beautiful creatures, and it is okay to be one of them.

6LACK makes hecka great music.

Maybe what you’ve always known isn’t all there is to know. It’s okay to wonder if there’s more to the world than the things you know at 23.

Crying is totally healthy, and ugly crying is totally healing.

Not all people are bad people, but all people make a bad decision or two.

You need to take care of yourself. No one else will do it for you. Even those who love you a hell of a lot.

Subarus do truly make the best crossover. Write that down.

Therapy will always always always be the best decision you will ever make. Always make it a priority.

Dogs really are a woman’s best friend.

Your brain is not always your friend, but it is definitely not ever your enemy.

You are strongest when you are able to accept the things you need, even if it’s risking the loss of some of the things you love.

Benny was right — Thank God for Summertime.

Traveling really will save your soul.

You don’t always get to marry the love of your life.

Pretty girls like trap music.

Finding peace with your past and forgiveness in the present allows you to be free in the future.

You don’t ever have to feel like you need to look hot for anyone. And it’s totally okay to look hot for yourself.

Death doesn’t have to be scary, but it is never your only way out.

You really can’t ever listen to enough John Mayer.

It’s okay to take a break from caring for other people to make time to care for yourself.

It’s super cool to like the NBA and also poetry.

Forgiving yourself is a pain in the ass, but it will always make things better.

You really will learn to pay all of your bills on time.

Huskies really are the goal and the dream. If you can’t be one, own one.

Support comes in all different forms. Hold onto the ones who love you.

Peace really does exist. It will find you.

Life is best with your girls in it.

It’s all worth living for.

2018 — you were a pain, a joy, a thorn in my side. I hated you. I cried with you. I turned twenty three. I loved myself more. I learned a lot. And I am so, so tired of your shit.

Thank you, 2018. Next.

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