I like to explore, eat good food, and do those things with people I love. I’m learning to use my camera and take better photographs. Next up on the list is to learn to edit in Lightroom, but I’m not there yet. Life is full as I try to do the things I’ve been given to the best of my abilities. Life is a tapestry of experiences and people, and I’m watching the process as my tapestry takes shape. I’m still figuring out most things, including how to be an adult, but I’m writing down the lessons as they come.
Things I’ve learned so far:
1. Don’t buy cheap cinnamon. (Or vanilla extract, for that matter)
2. Doing hard things makes you stronger; it makes you better. It still doesn’t mean I always do them.
3. Expecting things to be worse than they are makes for pleasant feelings later when it’s not as bad as I thought.
4. Family is more important than just about anything.
5. Do the right thing, even when no one is watching; especially when no one is watching. They won’t know, but you will.
6. Be a part of the team.
7. Procrastinating just makes it worse.
8. I’m never going to make everybody happy. Focus on making the most important people happy.
9. Some things aren’t worth fighting about.
10. Baking is therapy.
11. Orbit really is the best gum: minty flavor, long-lasting and doesn’t get tough. So why am I chewing Trident right now?
12. Punctuation is my friend. It should be your friend, too. It just makes everything so clear.
13. I can live on less sleep than I thought. I made it through the first four months of my kid’s life pretty well intact, sleeping at 2- and 3-hour intervals. That said, now that he sleeps through the night, I’m overjoyed.
14. The best way to eat cupcakes.
15. I picked really, really well when I married my husband.
16. Two kids is harder than one. Still worth it, though.