“Confetti on the floor…” Happy New Year!

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2018 started right. I spent it surrounded with people who care about me. Man, what a year! In 2017, I quit a job that made me extremely unhappy, I became a certified yoga instructor, I met some really amazing humans, and I began a job that I love with my whole heart and soul. So much has changed in this past year, good and bad.

I was talking to my Grampy yesterday when I was still in Ohio. He said something very profound, as usual:

“There is good and there is bad. So take the good and make something of it. You can’t make anything from the bad. Trash it and start over. […] I have always been happy. Happy is a choice.”

He’s right. Lately I’ve been so down in the dumps, trying to figure out why people treat others the way they do. Over the past couple of years, I have been handled carelessly and selfishly by others. But here’s the thing: we can’t do anything about it and we will never know why it happens. All we can do is learn from it and move on. Plenty of people in my life treat me the way I deserve to be treated. Move on and start over. Let the good times roll.

So, here’s to 2018! I have but one resolution (because science is against them): Let’s all refuse to accept less than what we deserve. We deserve fruitful friendships and relationships in which the give and take is equal. We deserve love from others that is as fearless as the love we have to offer. We deserve to be treated like human beings. Don’t accept anything less. We are all badass in our own way. Let’s do 2018 right!

Listen to… “Happy New Year” by ABBA

“Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbor is a friend
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don’t we might as well lay down and die
You and I”

XX JULES

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