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.


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.