I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that today is the last day of September. This month flew by in a flurry storm of new and exciting mixed with the same old same old. To celebrate the end of another month, I’m linking up with Emily @ chatting with the sky to share things I learned over the last month. Wanna play along? Just share things you learned this month, silly or serious and link up with Emily.
- This month my youngest started kindergarten and I started a new job. It is my first time working in eight years and you can imagine I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned more than I think I ever imagined about the world of optical sales (which I’m not going to write about because I assume it would bore the pants off you) and a lot about myself as I embrace this new journey. I’ve learned that when I find myself outside of my comfort zone, it’s easy to want to throw in the towel and run back to a more familiar world but I decided that challenging myself to learn something new that seems daunting is important and every day on the job gets a little easier and little less scary. I learned that I’m not immediately good at everything but that that’s okay.
- I’ve relearned again that I can quell my nerves and anxiety some by just talking through the issue. Say it out loud and the problem gets smaller.
- I learned that my daughter is capable of much more than I give her credit for. Kindergarten has been all about learning to be more self sufficient and it’s been hard to step back and let her do things on her own – but so rewarding to see what’s she’s made of! BB has had a great first month of kindergarten and is learning a lot! And her hand writing is quickly becoming neater than her brother’s!
- I’ve learned that my son is crazy smart and has a huge imagination. Sometimes he talks for hours about things like “What if you could see sound waves?” or “What if airplane windows had smart screens so you could play crossword puzzles on them or draw pictures?”
- I learned to be careful what you wish for! It seems like just yesterday I was complaining that my 2nd grader wasn’t being challenged enough and should have more homework – wait, did I seriously say that? Yep I did. This year my 3rd grader has so much homework some nights that he has to stay up late to finish it all. We’ve learned a lot of methods to help keep him organized and I’ve learned to let go of my expectations of how my afternoons are going to look and accept that it will be different every day.
- I learned from taking this quiz that I can read an average of 22 books a year if I read 30 minutes a night. And that when I’m reading a book I don’t enjoy very much that I can spend 30 minutes playing Diamond Digger Saga or some other dumb Facebook game instead.