They say age brings wisdom, I say age brings on life’s sets of “Ah-ha” moments. Those quiet subtle moments where you finally realize what you’ve being this whole time is basically full of shit. A majority of these times will be random and some of them will even be repeated over the course of time. Much like the growing process, the “Ah-ha” moments take a while to fully set in and be reinforced into one’s daily occurrences. While this is all a matter of opinion, I invite you to reflect on your own “Ah-ha” moments and appreciate life’s daily bursts of wisdom.
Here are some of my own:
- Sunscreen – As a terribly fair skinned person, I basically burst into flames anytime I spend prolonged periods of time in the sun. It’s actually alarming the amount of sunburn I end up with without it but for some reason I was stubborn for so long. It is incredibly stupid and ill-advised and it wasn’t until recently I had my moment of realizing I can be normal just like everyone else if I just lube the hell up and go out and about. I had an incredibly rough Summer 15 and have made every effort to have the best Summer 16 and thanks to finally not being a stubborn mule, I think I’m doing just that.
- Love yourself above anyone else – It sounds selfish but hear me out. At the end of the day no one will take care of you better than you. No one knows you, better than you. Over the last two years working in the corporate world, I found out the hard way about not relying on the love of others. It’s a hard lesson but at the end of the day it is important to protect and love you above anyone else.
- Patience is a virtue – This is a given but it took me awhile to really figure it out. This is a KEY factor in living with someone. My girlfriend lives with me almost full time now and finding my virtue of patience hasn’t always been easy. As a creature of my own habits having to adjust to hers have required patience when my usual knee jerk reaction would be to get pissed and only think about me. In practicing patience, our relationship has been a lot more open in terms of communication which is something I’m grateful for.
Ultimately, no matter what you call it; life is a process full of learning experiences. You just have to do your best to make the most of it.