Things I’ve learned…

These last few years, I’ve learned to :

  • Enjoy smaller, slower things and to take my time
  • Sometimes, even though I know what is in someone’s best interest, it’s best to keep it to myself and let them make their own mistakes and learn from experience
  • Respect the relationship people have with animals, nature and spirituality
  • Sometimes what seems to be the most ethical or healthy option is not necessarily what’s best for everyone
  • Not to be too harsh with myself
  • Actually I don’t know anything

  • I don’t know best, and that’s fine
  • I don’t have to make sure everyone likes me
  • Instead of pleasing people and trying to please them I might as well be myself and see what happens
  • Happiness doesn’t depend on where you are
  • Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect. Children are meant to be raised by human beings not robots, and human beings are not perfect
  • Nature is not perfect
  • I need to go out of the front door to let the outside world permeate through me
  • I need to go out in nature everyday to clear my head and to just… breath and be
  • Dogmatic views is like wearing a blindfold
  • When it comes to having fun, dogs and children know best
  •  We have a lot to learn from children and animals, if only we didn’t think that being humans and grown up make us some supreme beings of superior intelligence
  • Our arrogance is what holds us back
  • Self-limitations also, hold us back (and dogmatic views often are self limitations)
  • Becoming a mother is what put me on a track of self-discovery, and made me realise that I didn’t know anything at all
  • The beginner’s mindset is a great outlook
  • Women are wise and intuitive creatures, who are all about feelings. They sense what’s best.
  • 1+1=3
  • Old, out-of-date masking fluid will eat your watercolour paper
  • Knowing about gauge is in fact very useful in knitting
  • A little self-care goes a long way, especially when homeschooling
  • I do need a creative outlet otherwise I will pop

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What about you? What have you learned?

13 thoughts on “Things I’ve learned…

  1. That’s a dazzling painting.

    And what have I learnt?

    Most importantly { You might not believe it! }–You are one of the wisest bloggers I have interacted with in last 2 months. And I have interacted with more than 1000.

    Isn’t that something?

    I am learning from you.

    I wish you love, light and happiness Noemi :)

    Anand :)

  2. I love the watercolour painting. That’s fabulous. So dynamic.

    I could actually have contributed so many of your bullet points. As I was reading your post, I found myself nodding along in agreement.

    I think among the other things I have learned the most significant are that all the things I thought were most important to me when I had a professional career are not that important in the big scheme of things and that I am happier being a SAHM then I ever could have imagined would be possible even though it is the single most challenging, difficult, exhausting, thankless but ultimately rewarding job I have ever done.

  3. I agree with your list… Especially the part about needing a creative outlet! It fits well with the big thing that I’ve learned about myself these last few years, which is that I’m a happier, better person when I only work part time 😀

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