Tomorrow, I wake up 29. I don’t care about this number.
29 sounds glamorous, mysterious and magic.
In 2009, I did my 27 lessons I learned at 27.
They are still totally appropriate, but here are 28 more.
- That when you think your life is big, it gets bigger
- When you think you can love no more, that life finds a way to make your heart bigger
- Blending in is the devil
- There is no such thing as normal
- Letting go is hard
- Nothing happens without effort
- Wishing is giving control of your path to someone else
- Dust breeds dust bunnies
- Sometimes, the cat chooses you
- What has gone before, isn’t always the predictor for what comes next
- When things are hard, laugh. Enjoy the challenge.
- Running is a really, really, really good way for me to channel my anger
- I like exercise
- Roller Derby is a sport, not just spectacle
- Opting out is sometimes the opposite
Courage comes in all shapes and sizes
- That being interested in everything is not a sign of failure
- I have a place in my family
- Friendships are not static
- People are not static
- There is a point in parenting where you see the future clearly (and it makes you teary to see it)
- Love does not come in one size
- Relationships are based on trust and communication
- Semantics are mildly important at times, deathly important at others and irrelevant at other times
- Time is precious
- Joy comes from within
- My favourite colour is not pink
- I am who I am, and I am truly okay with that.
Not as profound as last year, but some of these are very new. Embracing me, in all my crazy guises.