things you've learned that school won't teach you
I learned a lot in school.
You know, all the really necessary stuff
like, how to find the symbolism in
Lord of the Flies, how to find the tangent of z,
how to find the absolute value,
and of course, all the kings and queens of
England for the past 4,000 years.
Stuff I really get to apply in my everyday life.
But seriously, looking back at high school it's amazing how little I actually knew.
Here's some of the things I think are the most important learnings of my adult life.
I've pretty much learned this through my relationship with my husband.
I've talked a lot on this blog about how he came along and saved me from my
awful communication skills. Now I see how much that could have screwed me up
in my everyday life. Not just in my relationship.
If people don't know how you're feeling or what you want to say,
well, then they definitely can't help you out.
Ok, maybe I've know this one for a long time,
but I definitely didn't learn it in school.
EVERYONE will never like you.
I spent my entire high school career worried
about what other people were thinking about me.
Even now, I'm a huge people pleaser.
But I think I've come to grips with the fact that not
everyone is going to like me. And that's ok.
Just because you're good at something doesn't mean it's always easy.
I'm still learning this one.
It's hard to understand that just because you have a talent
for something doesn't mean that it's going to be easy.
Some days it'll come easy, others it will be like pulling teeth.
It's just the natural ebb and flow of life.
Easy, then hard, easy, then hard.
Here's a great example of this life lesson.
I think I'm a pretty decent writer.
I enjoy writing. But it doesn't always come easy.
I ALWAYS have difficulty ending my posts.
Do I do a brief summary?
Do I just cut it off?
Do I sign it like a letter?
Ugh! I just never know.
So for today I'll just say,