December 17 – Lesson Learned What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward? (Author: Tara Weaver)
This is beginning to sound all about me, but I am sure you all figured that out by now. It feels a little over self-indulgent, like I am patting myself on the back 50 million times. Se la vive.
I guess I learned a couple of things. I really saw that the past isn’t always what it seems. My story doesn’t match up with my mom’s view of my childhood, and there is more good than I ever imagined, and more layers, too. So I can let go of any absolute truths about long ago or even yesterday. Right now is right in front of me, and what do I bring to this moment?
I also stayed home a lot more, and it was awesome to spend nice, quiet family time together. Going, going, going all the time is not that grand. I’ll continue to enjoy more nights at home in 2011.