We Learn Through History
One of life’s simplest pleasures is sifting through the words we once found important enough to write down: friendly notes, love letters, blog posts (hey, future me!), and the jackpot… old journals. If read correctly, ignoring the weekly personality changes and epiphanies, a lot of life lessons can be found amidst the babble.
I uncovered my ratty old journal yesterday.
Life Lessons Learned: Entries Written Summer After High School Graduation
- Go ahead, live life like an Indiana Jones/Penny Lane love child.
Excerpt: “We’ve been having the most amazing adventures lately.”
- But keep your head on straight.
Excerpt: “He asked me to run away with him to the mushroom farm in Oregon. I had to turn down that invitation.”
Life Lessons Learned: Entries Written Summer After Freshman Year of College
- Hermiting is healthy. Vicodin makes me bitchy.
Excerpt: “Luckily, I can use my post-wisdom-teeth puffy cheeks to justify my sudden introversion. No, I don’t want to hang.“
- Be a good listener.
Excerpt: “I know way too much about everybody. I used to think people just always told me things about themselves, but now I think being nosy also has something to do with it.”
Life Lessons Learned: Entries Written Sophomore Year
- Life is weird.
Excerpt (actually, the only three words written the whole year): “Things are weird.”
Life Lessons Learned: Entries Written During a Semester Away from Home
- Life changes.
Excerpt: “I’m really glad I’m here.”