What I learned in 2009…..
In 2009, I learned to balance work and life.
I learned that turning 30 is not the worst possible thing that can happen, as long as you have friends that are even older.
I learned that it’s harder to maintain friendships with my oldest and dearest friends as our lives have settled into divergent paths.
I learned that the effort to hold on to these friendships is worth it.
I learned that it’s okay to feel lonely.
I learned that it’s not okay to wallow in loneliness.
I learned that sometimes you give more than you get, and sometimes you get more than you give, and it doesn’t matter because it all balances out in the end anyway.
I learned to fight for what I want, I learned to let go, and I learned to speak my mind even when though the words may not come out right.
I learned that it’s okay to establish boundaries.
I learned it’s okay to expect that my boundaries will be respected.
I learned that it’s okay to not like somebody.
I learned that it’s okay for somebody to not like me.
I learned that I need a map of where I’m going. That’s not a metaphor. Literally, when I go on a road trip, I need a map.
I learned that what God wants and what I want aren’t always the same thing, and that I better realign my plan because He sure isn’t going to change His.
I learned that forgiveness doesn’t heal all wounds, but that I need to forgive anyway.
I learned that different engine fluids go into different parts of the car engine, and that pouring everything into the first compartment I see is never a good idea.
I learned to listen to my instincts.
I learned to make decisions that are my own.
I learned to appreciate people for who they are and not to judge them for who they aren’t. And I learned to treasure those friends who are there for me when I’m at my worst.
I learned that basically nobody reads my blogs. But I learned I enjoy posting them anyway. 🙂