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 January – or some of it, anyway.
What I Learned This Month
1. I discovered that it is very sad, indeed, when you head out in search of cheese and the cheese shop is closed for a much-needed post-holiday rest.
2. I learned that you can take your four-year-old to the planetarium, but you can’t make him watch the film when he digs in his heels and declares the theatre too scary.
3. I got in touch with my roots when I took my kids for a Sunday afternoon hike.
4. I finally caved in and read the Twilight books. They annoyed me, but I finished all of them in very short order without putting them down, so make of that what you will.
5. I was inspired by the beauty of sun sparkling on frost-covered branches.
6. My professional world expanded when I agreed to take on a new role.
7. I observed Mexican street food popping up everywhere, and I have come to believe that the next big food trend, at least here in Vancouver, is tacos. Remember when cupcakes were all the rage? This has taken their place.
8. I re-immersed myself in the world of books, and joined Goodreads. It felt good.
9. I discovered, yet again, that my efforts at keeping my floors clean amount to shoveling in a snow storm as long as I have young children.
10. I re-learned the joys of having a guinea pig in my home when my friend’s family went out of town and their pet came to stay with us.
I’ve shared what I learned – what did you learn in January? Leave a comment and tell me! Or, 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.