Monthly reviews are one of my favourite traditions. Here’s how it works – every month I come up with some things I learned, and not always the easy way. Then, I ask you all to join in with some recent revelations of your own. And we all learn and grow and what-not. Or at least share a laugh at our own expense, because some of these lessons are both hard-fought and funny. Sound good?
So, without further ado, here is what I learned in October – or some of it, anyway.
What I Learned This Month
1. Once again I learned that fewer things are more adorable than children in Halloween costumes.
2. I moved the printer and gave up my old desktop computer, and in the process discovered a whole lot more space on, around, and under my desk.
3. I watched salmon fight the current as they return home to lay their eggs, and was in awe of their tenacity.
4. The rains came, and I re-learned why so many people affectionately refer to the Pacific Northwest as the ‘wet coast’.
5. I drove by my childhood home, and I found that it looks much bigger in my memory.
6. That Princess Leia dress my daughter is wearing? I made it, and I re-discovered just how much I enjoy sewing.
7. I kissed a cod, and was ‘screeched in‘. In the process I learned just how awful rum can taste, and I became an honourary Newfoundlander.
8. I had a moment of clarity about my patchwork pie crusts, when I realized that it’s okay if I’m not an expert at absolutely everything. Perfectionism, be gone!
9. After a six-month hiatus, Hannah and I re-visited knitting lessons, and I felt my heart swell with a very pleased sort of feeling as I watched her.
10. I learned that when someone hurts a child, I am so filled maternal rage that I lose my capacity for sympathy.
I’ve shared what I learned – what did you learn in October? I want to know! If you’d like to play along by writing a review post of your own, link to it in the comments. And please feel free to grab the button from the top of this post.