Monday, January 23, 2006

I Have Had to Learn

Feeling contemplative today, so...

I have had to learn:
  • In the words of Debbie Allen in "A Different World" - Relax, Relate, Release! (In other words, though no less original, let it go!)
  • That sometime people have to make mistakes to grow. Myself included.
  • That not doing everything that interests me does not make me a slacker.
  • That I can do more than I often give myself credit for.
  • Other people's choices don't have to work for me. And vice-versa. (With the do no harm caveat, of course).
  • There is nothing wrong with leaving time in my schedule to do nothing.
  • That everyone is weird or different in their own way.
  • That worrying has its purpose, but worrying about things outside your control will only drive you crazy.
  • The older you get the more you learn that things you thought were silly high school things permeate the adult world.
  • Just because technology allows you to be connected to people 24/7 doesn't mean you have to be.
  • The simplest things are the hardest to say.
  • You don't have to answer every question people ask you.
  • There are very few certainties.