What lesson did you learn in 2011 from “The School of Life” rather than a classroom?
I learned that life doesn't always go as planned. I learned that getting your hopes up doesn't lead to a disappointing crash but builds strength and character.
I learned that as I get older, I realize the importance of time over material things. I find myself less drawn to items and more drawn to moments.
I've learned that saying "yes" to a blind date over 7 years ago was the best decision I have ever made in my life. The amount of joy that my husband brings me on a daily basis is too vast to even explain.
I learned that friendships can span hundreds of miles, different cities, counties and states. It doesn't matter that I don't have face to face interactions with my friends as long as they continue to be in my thoughts on a daily basis, they are with me.
I learned that cats don't speak English. At all.
I learned that throwing a baseball bat up against the fence of striking out in slow pitch softball is childish.
I learned that my dad will record the above moment on his phone and try to show me later saying that "it wasn't my finest moment."
I learned that like is precious. More precious than any delicate flower. That the twists and turns that we experience are to be questioned but not to be dwelled on. Life is both a mystery and a blessing and the events that happen in our lives can either make us or break us. The news is grim out there, people. Sadness and anger are all around. As much as I want to be informed sometimes I have to shut out the negative and fill my life to the brim with love and positivity.
I encourage you to do the same and I hope 2012 brings more "School of Life" moments that are beautiful and encouraging.