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 are some things that I learned in September.
What I Learned This Month
1. I discovered that while I carry baggage from spending pretty much every Sunday of my childhood
going on forced marches hiking with my parents, my children do not. In fact, they very much enjoy taking a walk in the woods.
2. I felt the anxiety and excitement of interviewing one of my childhood heroes, Raffi. The podcast will run at VancouverMom.ca sometime in the next week or two.
3. I re-learned the sweetness of raspberries from my garden in the autumn.
4. I discovered that if you don’t pay close enough attention to your four-year-old as he throws rocks into a lake, there’s a good chance he’ll end up in the lake himself.
5. I watched my daughter head off to grade two, and I discovered once again just how quickly children grow.
6. I learned that you should probably listen to that little voice inside your head when it tells you, “I don’t think this is the right restaurant.” And you should definitely double-check before you pay for parking.
7. My son started music classes, and I discovered that an experienced teacher who knows how to keep a room full of preschoolers laughing is priceless.
8. I discovered that sometimes a few new plates from IKEA can make all the difference in the world.
9. I was a presenter at a local PechaKucha Night, and I made some hard decisions around what to share through 20 slides, shown for 20 seconds each.
10. I learned that sometimes you get lucky and find yourself in the right place at the right time when the Cops for Cancer rode up in front of the grocery store as Jacob and I were walking out. He got a balloon and a flasher for his bike. He was thrilled.
I’ve shared what I learned – what did you learn in September? 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.