I first wrote a “things I learned” post back in 2007 when I moved out west, then in 2014 when I first had my son. I guess it’s a good thing that I’m still learning now, though some of the lessons are more difficult than others.
- Sometimes it doesn’t matter how qualified you are for the job. The loudest voice will get it.
- Sometimes it doesn’t matter how qualified you are for the job. The loudest voice will make you feel like you are little more than the dirt beneath their shoes.
- Life is short.
- A picture is worth a thousand words but a single caption can skew perspective and incite passion. Things are taken out of context and made the current issue.
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset was right about the masses.
- Sometimes it doesn’t matter how qualified you are for the job. Someone will believe you can do it anyway.
- As a working mom when everything goes right I have the best sense of accomplishment. It’s addictive. But most of the time I wonder if I can do as well as my friends seem to.
- Pushing my son to try new things forces me to do the same.
- I finally realized I have to let go of certain dreams to go after others. I am still learning that it doesn’t make me a failure.
- I will never hear “so and so had a heart attack” without seeing my father’s motionless face. Instead of feeling sorry for myself I will try to celebrate when I hear that person survived.
- Some people are exceptionally brave in the face of death. Whether it’s fighting for a cause with every last breath or saying goodbye via twitter in case everything ends in the night, I aspire to your bravery and know I am lucky.
- Sometimes I ask the wrong people for advice, forgetting that though I respect them, they don’t really know me.
- Sometimes a word of advice comes from out of the blue and it’s exactly what I needed to hear.
- When I do what feeds my soul, I am happy and my family is happy too.
- The dreams that are worth pursuing are still the dreams pursuing me.
Happy new year!