A Random kLee Bubble of Thoughts

Sort of talking to myself…dear no one…

  • Wine is such a great way to unwind.

  • Find somebody worth your time. Don’t settle on someone just because you want to be in a relationship. It’s better not to be in one than be in a mediocre one.
  • For post-grads: On one hand, seeing people is more of an effort, but since it takes that extra bit of effort, you’re only going to waste time on the people you want to try a little harder for.
  • So what I’ve learned from that is that having just a smaller group of close-knit friends is so much more rewarding and gratifying than having a zillion people to see all the time. People have been telling that to me for a very long time, and just because of the way I am, it was hard for me to let go of, but I’ve found it to be incredibly true. My friendships that are developing now after college already have a level of depth that a lot of my friendships before didn’t have.
  • This is kind of hard to articulate, but my friend brought it up and it was a good point. It’s a lot easier to make friends with someone if you guys have something to gain from each other. It’s more rare to find friends who you just have a natural connection and attachment to that comes from no incentive. So appreciate the friends from whom you don’t actually have anything to gain except genuine happiness.
  • It’s really obvious when you try to create an image for yourself that isn’t genuine. No matter how convincing you think you are…you aren’t. If you are somebody who naturally isn’t that laidback and you try to act “super chill,” or a guy who talks big and never follows through, we can see right through you.
  • It’s not what you eat, but how much you eat. Usually. If you have a bite of chocolate at 11PM, I promise you, you will not wake up obese. If you eat five bowls of quinoa and kale at 11PM, I’m not going to lie, you will probably be a little bit heavier in the morning. It’s all about moderation! Enjoy what you eat!
  • If you have a job, be thankful for it. If you don’t, appreciate the freedom you have. It’s a grind once you step into the office.
  • Even if you don’t love your job, by all means, get out of there. But there’s honestly value in staying for just a little bit longer too – a good reference and some new skills can go a long way. If you feel like they’re exploiting you, you can exploit them right back! (Exploit is a little malicious, but you do you.)
  • There are some people in the world that you just won’t click or connect with…and that’s fine!!!
  • Timing is HUGE in any given situation, and in particular, in romantic instances. If something was meant to happen, it would have happened by now, and if it hasn’t, it either wasn’t meant to be or things could come back around in the future when you least expect it. It’s cliche, but it’s cliche for a reason.
  • Along those lines, it’s crazy how people collide in some crazy times and places. “It’s a small world after all” but it’s also a pretty big fucking place, so when you find yourself encountering somebody in a different country or at a certain time and place, it’s kind of cool. Even people you thought you would never see again can pop back into your life. So my point is that it’s a cool phenomenon, but it’s also a grain of hope for those you romantics (including myself).
  • Grocery shopping and cooking for yourself saves you SO much money. It’s obviously more of a hassle but think about it this way: You buy 80 dollars worth of groceries on Sunday (an expensive Whole Foods example, but even so, just watch) – you make yourself breakfast and dinner for your five work days – that’s 80 divided by 10 – that’s an 8 dollar meal. Throw in two lunches from home and that’s even less. If you go out to eat, the meal itself is probably going to be a minimum of 10 dollars, and then add tip and you’ll have a 12 dollar meal. It may not seem like a lot, but it all adds up and you’re going to save a lot of money. So do it! It’s also loads of fun.
  • Don’t be afraid to splurge a little on bedding stuff and shoes because if you’re not in one, you’ll be in the other.
  • If you want to stay friends with somebody, even if they’re in Beijing or France or Kenya, it’s absolutely possible, as long as both of you make an effort. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, there is nothing I wouldn’t do for someone I care about.
  • As somebody who has flaked many times before, don’t freaking flake. It’s really easy not to by either saying no to the plans or just by sucking it up and getting out the door. It’s something I’ve been working really hard on because it reflects poorly on you in pretty much any situation (unless something serious comes up), and it just feels good not to break promises.
  • Nothing is permanent. But fuck Murray and his law – of course the things that you wish were permanent feel extra fleeting and the things that are very temporary (from an outsider’s point of view) feel like they are forever. But nothing is, so don’t fret and don’t worry, but appreciate what you learn and what you experience in the moment.
  • Sometimes you’ll accidentally try to eat an earphone instead of a pretzel. You can high five yourself in the face, but tell your friends, laugh at yourself and move the fuck on.


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