I planned to do an interview today. Something really special. Insightful.
But also, I didn’t especially want to get out of bed.
So! Being the intrepid reporter I am, I went forward with the interview. I found someone to interview that I’d spent a lot of time with, but had never really gotten to know.
And so I bring you: 4 life lessons according to a pillow.
(Note, what follows is a retelling of our conversation, to the best of my memory. I didn’t actually bring my notebook to the interview for fear of dropping it on my face while we chatted.)
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1. Spring for good stuff, toss the old and lumpy.
My pillow said he lived by the saying, ‘you get what you pay for’. Although you’ll never see a free movie at a park that way, it’s pretty on the money.
He continued: Don’t compromise where it counts. Know what’s important and put your effort, attention, finances towards that. Same goes for people. Bad people are like lumpy pillows; unsalvageable and best to be thrown out.
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2. A few wrinkles aren’t a bad thing.
Do you know what wrinkles are? Things you did. Naps. Laughs. Shoving a sweater into a backpack. Sitting with your legs crossed for too long. And what’s no wrinkles a sign of? Either actually doing nothing or stress-inducing as you do stuff while trying to stay pristine. So forget it. Live life. Get messy, and be fine with looking like you did. Work on those crow’s feet. Nap like it’s your true calling.
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3. Make sure your shit don’t stink.
Look at your life, your house, your pillows. Do they stink? Or do you love what you see? My pillow says he’s surprised how often people bring others’ opinions and emotional baggage into their home and let it stink up the place. Don’t worry about what other people say your life or your house is supposed to look like. Do what you want. And surround yourself with things that are so you.
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4. Sleep on it.
You know why you’ve heard that a million times? Yes, because your brain needs time to sort things out. But also more importantly — because you’re cranky af when you’re tired.
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Also, here are some pillowcases:
2 cases. 4 messages. Endless naps.
Morning is no time to mince words.