As the new decade draws closer, I’ve been thinking about what I want to change. The most productive way for me to make this list is to sort my priorities into two categories: “Me Problems and “You Problems.”
A “Me Problem” is defined as a character flaw I have control over and can change myself. A “You Problem” is something that I have no control over and usually involves some random asshole’s opinions of what they personally believe is wrong with me. As you can imagine, I only give a fuck about one of these two categories.
List of “Me Problems”:
- I don’t like living in a small town in the middle of nowhere.
- I don’t particularly care for my current career.
- I drink way too much.
- I make highly questionable choices in friends, relationships, and social situations in general. I ALWAYS trust the wrong people. Always.
- I don’t have healthcare.
- I am financially unstable due to the “revolving door” nature of aforementioned career.
- I don’t spend enough time organizing my apartment.
- I do not use social media responsibly (nor does anyone else).
- I need to improve my diet and exercise routine.
- I am late for everything all the time, no matter what it is.
As you can see, all of these things are within my power to change. Does most of that change involve sinking myself tens of thousands of dollars into bad student loan debt to achieve? Unfortunately, yes, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take out of sheer desperation because I have no other options.
List of “You Problems”:
- You think Betsey Horton is “crazy.”
- You approach everyone you see talking to Betsey Horton and spend ten minutes explaining to them why they should avoid Betsey Horton at all costs. (Who has time for this shit? Seriously?)
- You don’t like reading BetseyHorton.com because you or someone you know was once featured on it and none of you can take responsibility for your actions.
- You don’t like the way Betsey Horton dresses because you don’t personally care if you are mistaken for a homeless person.
- You once heard a group of people talking about how much they hate Betsey Horton, so you do too, even though you’ve never actually spoken to her personally. You just love THE DRAMA!!!!
- You are jealous of other people because you are insecure with yourself.
- You don’t like your life, but you feel powerless to change it. Instead of working on yourself, you turn your ire on someone who does what you are incapable of doing.
- You are (also) an alcoholic.
- You are a misogynist who believes women are liars and whores that are just making it up for all the (negative) attention they receive. You also believe women should never have opinions, nor be attractive while having said opinions.
- You are a mean person who needs a target to make themselves feel better about their various inadequacies.
As you can see from this list, I have no reason to give a single flying fuck about “You Problems.” Thus, I continue to thrive (if you can even call my current existence “thriving,” which I don’t). Why? Because my focus remains on my self-improvement, which is a battle I’ve been fighting for approximately six years now. Have I made progress? Yes. Is there more room for improvement? Also yes.
I hope someone out there reading this right now learns something from my quest. I hope you are inspired to take control of your own life and change the things you want to change. I hope you keep fighting for said positive changes and never give up. I believe in you.
To all the haters, have fun with your problems. As we have established, they are not mine. I encourage you to do some introspection and begin the necessary work on yourself. In the meantime, have a Happy New Year. And by that I mean, I hope you have a stroke when you see me waltzing around downtown in my latest red carpet stunner. 😉 😉 😉