hap·py /ˈhapē/ happy

The fact I have not written a blog in six months is TRAGIC. Y’all, I apologize. But nonetheless, here I am.

Tbh, I have been busy living my best life. Here are some pictures proving that.

 

 

A lot has changed since my last blog post. I no longer live at home with my parents, whaattttttttt. Which means… I NO LONGER HAVE TO SHARE TV TIME WITH MY MOM AND DAD. It’s so empowering to watch The Bachelor in peace. However, part of me wonders if my dad secretly misses watching it with me…

When I was telling my dad about the new Bachelor, Arie, (as if my dad even cared) I told him he might enjoy this season because Arie was a race car driver. His response, “Well he’s obviously not good because I’ve never heard of him.” Ok.

So yeah, I moved to Washington, DC. Love this place. Talk about a fun town with some cool people. And some even better food. Anyone want to come visit? Holla.

It has certainly been a learning experience moving to a place I had never been and only knowing roughly a handful of people. In fact, the past six months have been a learning curve. The biggest thing I have learned- success is not measured by what you do, but who you are. Sounds deep, right? But it is true. Let me tell you why.

People advance their lives at all different ages and stages of life. I’ve had people ask me, “So you’re 25 and still don’t have a fella in your life?” and I’ve also had people ask me, “Wait, you’re 25 and have friends that are married?!” The point being, everyone views things differently. And that’s ok. It’s ok to be married at 25 and it’s also ok to be single.

At 25, it’s also ok to have an amazing career and work your way up the ladder. It’s also ok to not know what the hell you’re doing.

But what’s not ok- to judge someone else based on where you are at in life. People have different goals for themselves so judging someone’s success based on your own is silly and pointless.

If you are happy in life THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS. Focusing on ourself should be the number one priority.

All that being said, I am perfectly content with where I am at in life, despite people telling me I should not be. Crazy, right? People think I am “unhappy” because I don’t work a conventional job or have a steady relationship. News flash humans, LANA IS THRIVING.

I also have friends who are married and are thriving. I also have friends with families who are thriving. I have friends with no jobs who are thriving, and I also have friends with huge jobs that are thriving.

**idk, but I like the word “thriving”**

I long for a day when people can encourage one another and do nice things for one another without putting people down. Let’s applaud one another for our accomplishments, no matter what they may be.

Something so minuscule to you, might be a huge task for someone else. For example, moving out of my parents’ house was harder to do than moving to a city I had never been to. Weird, huh? Some people would find it easy to leave their parents’ home but would find it difficult to move to a new place. Who would have thought I missed sharing cable with my mom or dad? LOL.

Side note: missing my dog like crazy.

Everyone is different and we should embrace that rather than hold each other accountable based on society’s standards.

Like I learned in high school.. ELE. Everyone love everyone.

Ok, sesh over. Moving on.

Here are some random suggestions of things to try in 2018:
-Trader Joe’s ‘Everything But the Bagel Seasoning’
(Getchu some toast, smear some avocados on it, then sprinkle this stuff on it. It’s better than….)
-Trader Joe’s ‘Cookie Butter’
(also better than….) (amazing with apples)
-Puzzles. I love puzzles. They are a great brain workout and distraction from your phone.
-Be more present. I will actually pay for a group of all my friends to go out for dinner if we can go the whole dinner without looking at phones. NOTHING drives me crazier.
-Drink more water. Good for your health.
-Drink more G&Ts. Also good for your health.
-If you’re a woman: self breast exam. THIS COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.
-There is a good book I am about to finish that I can recommend, however I am afraid to post the title on here because I am worried the government will come find me. DM me for details.
-And lastly, BE HAPPY. Life is too short, my friends.

I have lots more recommendations but I won’t bore you. I’ll leave it at that for now. I promise I will not go another 6 months without posting. Geez, who am I. And if you were enjoying my absence, sorry.

AND OMG HOW COULD I FORGET- Yes, I am still deeply saddened Prince Harry is engaged. I appreciate everyone who reached out to me. Also might go to Windsor for the wedding, because why not.

Until next time..

xoxo, Lana

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