Sorry for falling behind again. Life got a bit hectic for me two days ago, so I haven't been able to write at all.
One of the big things I'm learning from 2014 and the subsequent fallout this year is... well, to learn from it.
Yeah, I know it sounds weird, but I can't really think of a better way to put it.
I mean, yes, I've always learned from my life. There are always mistakes made. Always things to learn.
Usually, though, it takes me a few months to gain the perspective needed for the process to happen automatically.
Waiting for the process to kick in didn't feel quite right this time, though. For one simple reason: I've spent a horrible year. I don't want to take months dwelling on it.
So this time I picked my theme so that I could purposefully look for those lessons and the positive aspects to what I've gone through. That way, I have to look at things from the right perspective.
Any you know what? It's really helping me. Writing about the things I've learned makes the things that have happened seem so much smaller in my mind. Yes, they're big. They had huge implications and ramifications in my life. But once the fallout is completely over (and I'm hoping that will be soon), the implications and ramifications that follow will be completely positive. And that positive effect on my life makes even the terrible year I've had worthwhile. It gives it meaning. A good meaning.That means I might one day look back on a year I would otherwise have written off, smiling.
Do you also sometimes push yourself to learn from your life?