You know, for the most part, this website has been used to promote my incredibly banal and daffy thoughts and ideas. Every now and then I’ll throw up a “deep” blog, just to get my frustrations out, but for the most part, it’s been mindless prattle. Today, I think I’ll go the “profound” route. I can’t guarantee this won’t turn out cheesy. But we all like cheese. S’all gouda. PUN.
I usually hate cliche sayings. They usually irritate me. But some cliche sayings happen to be true in every sense of the word. “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone” (Not to be confused with “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone”, which is a very well known Joni Mitchell tune and has nothing to do with anything I am saying, I am just babbling), has struck me lately.
Specifically when I think about people I’ve lost through death. Especially in the instance of my father, who I lost to cancer when I was 14. That was a strange age for me. Like most 14 year olds, I was awkward, greasy, and unsure of my place in society. I was also a pain in the ass who instigated fights and got kicked out of public school, but that’s a different story altogether.
Me and my Dad were always close, but our relationship really blossomed far after he was diagnosed with cancer, and I feel like before that, I may have taken advantage. Nobody ever thinks they will lose someone, and no one ever thinks someone bad will happen to them. The common idea people have is “That’s something that happens to someone *else*…not *me*. Life is unpredictable like that.
It’s way too short. So I am going to eat this entire stuffed pizza and not care, because dammit, I like pizza, and I deserve a treat. If you want something, take it. If you like someone, take THEM. (…..Not sure what I actually mean by that. It’s probably sexual.)
It’s so easy to take things for granted these days, and I know I have in the past. We all have. The past month has taught me a lot. Particularly to not waste my time on petty things that will just cause undue stress. Time to focus on what really matters. PIZZA!
I mean…uh. Friendships and people
I take a lot of business classes for my college major. One of the most important things I’ve learned came from my presentations class. A rule of thumb is to focus on the cheerleaders (the people who are interested) during your presentation, and ignore the ill attentive. Spend your energy catering to the group of people who are interested in what you have to say, and keep them interested. Don’t spend all your energy on one or two people you will never be able to impress. Focus on the essential.
……And buy some pizza.
You’re probably hungry!