Category Archives: The 12 Lessons of Christmas

Lesson #2: Just Say Yes.

Lesson #2 of the 12 Lessons of Christmas: Just Say Yes.  Or as my friend D. says, “YOLO > FOMO”

While I was in Chicago (for 2 very long, cold weeks), my girlfriend emailed with the details of a Palm Springs birthday getaway that was set to start 15 hours after my arrival finally back to Los Angeles. The boring part of me said that I needed to spend my weekend resting and doing responsible things like grocery shop and spin class. The fun part of me said, “What the f–k; let’s go!”

So guess what — I said yes, packed my air mattress up in my trunk, and drove to Palm Springs.

I had the best 24 hours of recent memory.

In was raining, never got warmer than 57 degrees, and yet we all had some desert cocktails and had a blast.

There is something to be said about surrounding yourself with good people. You’ll find yourself smiling more than you had in the past 2 months. Take a chance when your mind says no and you may find yourself having the time of your life.

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12 Lessons of Christmas.

I’m going to be frank here, people. 2013 was not the best.

There was not a single event that personified the rottenness of the year. It was a combination of bad dates, bad professionalism, and a string of continuous letdowns.

With that said, I had a profound amount of time to reflect on what went wrong in 2013, and I realized that despite what I think is bad in my life, it is up to me to turn it around and make it better. I need a lesson in humility and learning to appreciate what  I have.

But you know what is better than one lesson – 12 lessons. With that in mind, between now and Christmas, I am going to give you what I have learned over the past few months and how I’m going to do my best to make it all better.

The 12 Lessons of Christmas.