Welcome back friends and neighbors. Today’s post is Writing 101: Day 2. It’s all about making a list, either of things we like, things we’ve learned, or things we wish. I haven’t completely decided which I’d rather do, so I’m thinking of doing a little of each. Trying to force myself to focus too much on one area tends to burn me out. So, let’s see where this post goes, shall we?
We all have things we like, and things we don’t like. Sometimes explaining why we like them is easy, sometimes it isn’t. Usually the latter tends to be the case for me, so I’m glad that we only have to list them, not explain them. 🙂
Things I Like:
- the way old books smell
- a nice comfy blanket on a dreary, rainy day
- a cup of hot cocoa on clear, cold night.
- bonfires with friends on nice fall nights (specifically the point where everyone kind of quiets down and turns inward to reflect on life)
- binge watching hgtv with my boyfriend and dreaming how we could flip houses (while avoiding/ignoring our own reno)
- driving around on a nice summer day, no where to go and no time to be there
- quotes that make my heart beat harder, because somewhere I connect with them on a deep level
- songs that give me goosebumps or make me want to sing out loud and not care who hears
- sewing (specifically, making things like baby blankets for friends and family)
- The view off the side of a mountain, nothing around but beautiful trees, sunny skies, and soaring birds
- the first bite of a crisp, ripe apple
- mini things. Pretty much all of them.
- Adorable animals. (otter, hedgehog, puppies, ect)
Whew. That was slightly therapeutic. If you couldn’t tell, I had to stop myself from going off on a tangent a few times. What can I say? I have too much of my father in me. Well, let’s see if I can do a list of things I’ve learned. If you’re gonna push yourself, why not go all the way, right?
Things I’ve Learned:
- not everyone has the same heart as you
- there is a fine line between being honest and being rude. And walking it without crossing it is a hard but handy trick to know.
- it is much better to listen that to talk
- Quality over quantity. In all things.
- knowing your self worth, and a being confident in it, is a necessity.
- Carry only what you need with you. For your travels, for your life.
- Change starts with little things. The little things turn into big things. And before you know it, change has happened.
- KISS. Keep it simple, stupid.
- You should approach most things like eating an elephant. One small piece at a time.
- Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.
- You really do get back what your put in (or what you give)
- lessons are easier to learn if you don’t try to learn them all yourself.
- You have to let go.
- Forgiveness doesn’t end with the other person. It ends with you. Forgive yourself too.
- When you get out of a long term relationship, it’s important to face solitude head on. You have to know yourself, what you like, what you want, what you deserve, and to love yourself before you can know and love someone else.
- Patience is a virtue and costs you nothing.
- None of us find as much kindness in this life as we deserve.
Things I Wish:
- I wish I could make a decision without overthinking it.
- I wish I could keep my anxiety to a minimum.
- I wish there was a cure for kidney disease.
- I wish I had more self-confidence.
- I wish I were better at making friends.
- I wish I could make a living doing what I love.
- I wish I knew what I want from life.
- and I wish I knew how to get it.
- I wish I knew if I was making the right choice.
I had every intention of posting this last night but I fell asleep. Hey, it’s to be expected in the world of late night blogging. 😉
Share with me your favorites or some of the things from your list (even if you aren’t doing writing 101!).