After a year of effectively living by myself in a new city, I feel like I’ve got this whole adulting thing on lock.
And that was the single greatest joke I’ve told in 2015.
One of the many things I’ve learnt this year is that life is hard, and it’s even harder when you have unrealistic expectations. That was 2015 in a nutshell. I was so naive and optimistic that I pretty much set myself up for failure. I expected to excel academically like I did in high school (big LOL at UCT), all while maintaining an impressive social life, love life and still be blogging every week while collaborating and expanding this platform – and then also have a job so that I could make some extra cash to fund my amazing lifestyle.
You see, seeing it written like that – anyone could’ve seen that a little first year, fresh off the boat into adult life would fail miserably at all that. And, okay, I didn’t fail miserably, but I didn’t achieve at the level that I wanted and now I’m left reflecting and disappointed. Why? Because my priorities weren’t focused and I was a wee bit too ambitious. I mean, I was in a new situation and I had to adjust. The adjustment took longer than I thought, and in that time, life also got hard. Things are unpredictable and you don’t take that into account when you’re planning your fantasy future.
So I’m going to lean in to this good feeling I have for 2016 and instead of creating new year’s resolutions, I’m going to come up with a plan. A proper plan on how to be a real human being. This includes a proper savings/budget plan, saying no to groove in favour of saying yes to shoes (trust me – this is a better investment), diversifying my content and linking up with more Cape Town creatives, reading more and writing more, and going to my lectures. The last one sounds like a given, but second semester went 0-100 real quick and life got real hard. All in all, I want to better manage and maximise my time.
I don’t think I can emphasise more the importance of time management. You know how people say “you have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce”? As annoying as it often is, it’s true. You can get more done if you plan your time. So if that is all the wisdom I can impart onto you for 2016 with regards to adulting – just plan your time. Unlock the keys to more success.
Anywho, shoutout to this dress I got from Mr Price for R89.99 on sale (?).