This prompt comes from D who, in his initial game play for NaBloPoMo, came up with some really good questions. The one I am tackling today, “What I have learned in spite of my education?”
Oh, where do I even begin.
Here’s a smattering:
- about the varying methods of making a roommate aware that the cooking is not quite going as planned and that they can, in turn, learn of the severity of the damage given the amount of cursing.
- that with the saying that there is more than one way to skin a cat, there are also infinite ways to annoy a cat.
- that cat claws leaves scars.
- when you don’t want to run into your ex’s, dress as well as you can. You step out in a stained t-shirt and sweatpants with natty hair, there they are – glaring at you.
- that it really is instinctive how you handle a car tire exploding at 80 miles an hour.
- burning bridges is not really the best way to handle life, but it is the most dramatic and gives the most content for late-night blogging/journaling.
- friends mean more and do more to color your world than anything else. Save for love, I suppose. Whatever that word means, haven’t read the book or gotten the memo for that one.
- that you shouldn’t feel obliged to finish all the books you start. Life is too short.
- never say no to a chance to sit in a DeLorean.
- that you should tell people that you love them even if you’re afraid to do so or even you know that the outcome will be negative.
- that you should take the last cookie.
And finally, or at least finally for this post, I learned that…
- education isn’t everything. Far from it, I fear.