Sunday, July 10, 2011

Adult Revelations...

So, it's question number 4 for Summer Blogging Camp.

I say question number 4 because I joined in late and can't commit to an everyday thing.

What has most surprised you about being an adult? What have you learned about yourself through blogging?

When I was a kid/teen, I thought I would have FREEDOM and would be able to do what I want when I wanted. Yes, in my last post, I stated that I do just that. I do for the most part but there are lots of days when I just can't. But, I am learning to just say no to people. Which is hard because I feel terrible saying NO to my mother and daughters. But, damn, I need a break to do my own thing.

So, I have learned that I can't do whatever, whenever. Which sucks! But that is the life of an adult. Also, I didn't expect to learn "wisdom" so late. I thought I would magically be "wise" and know about life at a certain age. I am still waiting for that to happen. But, I do know more that I did when I was a teen (thank the lord) and know more that when I was in my 20s and 30s (again, thank the lord). So, learning is a gradual lifelong process. But it seems like a waste of time. If only, I knew certain things then, I would have made better choices and lived a happier life.

I'm sure when I am 60, I will say to myself, "Gee, if I only can have my 40s back and do it all over again with what I know." 

So, you just have to take things one day at a time and live in the present. Stop worrying about the past and the future. You have no control over either. Slow down and stop and smell the roses. Of which there is plenty. The dishes, laundry, and floors will wait. People will not unfortunately. Yes, enjoy the people in your life. But, please don't let them drive you crazy. Sometimes, you have to say no that can wait another day because today is mine.

What have I learned through blogging? Through blogging I have learned about Twitter. And through both of these mediums, I have learned that it is okay to be me and have all of my flaws. I am still a good person and don't have to be perfect. Also, I have learned that I have to blog my way, or it's no way at all. Which reminds me of my favorite song, by Loverboy (yes, loverboy, I love them): Turn Me Loose. I've got to do it my way or no way at all. And thank God for spellcheck. Now if only my iPhone could learn spellcheck properly.

1 comment:

Renee' said...

Awww, my big sister....all grown up! ;)