I’ve had the chance to look back at some of my past year reviews, and being active writing for a number of years it is very interesting to see how my life has changed and how my outlook has evolved.
One of the pivotal years in my life was 2010, I turned thirty and a little crazy but it would also be the start of the rest of my life. It may have been a very bad year but 2011 was a lot, lot better.
It is a year I would return to and make sure nothing changed, for it would likely change the rest of my life. I’d also want to tell myself that no matter what lessons I had been taught that year none of it would be on the exam.
…a few things I have learnt that year:
- don’t trust anyone, especially those closest to you. It will only hurt more when they cast you aside.
- leave your problems at the door, nobody really wants to know anyone else’s problems
- no one wants to help, when they say “we’ll do what we can” it normally means what they can to get rid of the problem.
- out of sight out of mind, and never talk of it again.
- telling the truth is not a good idea, but keeping your trap shut is.
- it’s you not them, especially if the thems total more than one.
- expect to be disappointed, then when you are not it will be a pleasant surprise.
- ignoring doesn’t make the problem go away, but you don’t have to deal with it there and then and it might go away
- I’m an idiot, for not following most of these rules.
So welcome in 2011 in whatever way you deem fit, pretend it’s going to be the best year ever and make up your ridiculous resolutions…and I will see you in twelve months to hear about your crap year and how 2012 is going to be amazing.
If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again, or to do something over, which part of you life would you return to? Why?
Source: If I Could Turn Back Time