K is for *Knowledge. A-Z Challenge.

I came across the coolest post this year, on a blog I follow. Art by Wildflower

She had written about all the things she’d learned thus far this year and I just thought that was the neatest thing. Both her post and the idea.

It got me thinking about knowledge and how we sell ourselves short sometimes. Especially when we can’t see something that others might be able to. I really do think that if we sat down and had a bit of a think, we would find that we’d gained some knowledge, and learned a thing or two!

So that’s what I’ve done. Had myself a sit with a cup of tea and the wonderful world around me and just let it come…

  1. January is the longest month. February is not all that much better. I’m not talking about actual number of days. I’m talking about how those days feel. They seem to drag on forever! I’ve always known this but I’ve never known this. Once I get through those first two months of the year I seem to develop amnesia and am suddenly surprised and horrified again, once the new year comes. GAH!
  2. Sometimes, even when you don’t want to, especially when you don’t want to, a person has to do some things they might not like, in order to live a better life. For me, its going outside during the Winter months. I think had I not holed up in my house, snug as a bug in a rug, I might not have felt January/ February were so long and awful! Watch for a new me next year, ha ha.
  3. I need way more human contact than I think or want! According to science we’re social animals. I’ve always scoffed at this because humaning is exhausting to me. BUT, without human interaction I seem to go a wee bit squirrely, and me thinks I need to up my interaction throughout Winter from once a month to more than that! This was easy when I was working as I was forced too, ha! Perhaps science is right on this one….
  4. Here’s some with a broader view. No one person is all bad. No one person is all good either. Same goes for situations and circumstances. The world is both ugly and beautiful.
  5. A person can influence and affect change just by being themselves.
  6. The sky looks different from season to season.
  7. It’s better to get right to a task and do it rather than sit around complaining about it. The work is the same but the latter takes way longer and is super stressful.

And that’s that for me. A small collection of the things I’ve learned since January. I know I often rush through my life and never stop to think about what’s really happening. It feels good to realize that I have been picking up some new things as I go.

How about you? What new knowledge have you gained this year?

18 thoughts on “K is for *Knowledge. A-Z Challenge.

  1. This is an amazing idea for a post – I might steal it some time. 🙂 Also, I loved all your lessons, especially #1. January does feel super-long, even though April also feels extremely long to me this year.

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  2. In several parts of my world, we do “post mortems” or lessons learned regularly. They take the form of “what went well, what didn’t go so well, and what can we improve on”. Perhaps it’s because I do them so often, but I always find it curious when people find it so difficult to talk about *their* lessons, not just point the finger at how *others* need to change in order for things to go better the next time. Its lovely to sit and be able to reflect on what you have learned in a non-confrontational (even with yourself) scenario. Nicely Done.

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    • Thank you.
      I’m finding it very nice. And it seems when one sits with themselves like that, it gets easier and so much more rewarding. I’m totally using that term : post mortem. That’s exactly perfect.


  3. Things I’ve learned: using the 10,000 lux light in the winter really helps my mood. I can heat with just electric instead of using wood and afford to pay the bill. I am enjoying retirement way more than I thought I would. I learned about a new musical artist, Mitski, and I’m loving her music. I 100% agree with you on the need for human contact. It’s vital to have feedback from other points of view. It’s important to laugh with others. Great post.

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  4. Number 3 is something I struggle with. I try to force myself into situations that make me unhappy just to prove that I do not need human interaction to be ok. I think if I focused on things I actually want to do I would have an easier time around people.

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    • You know, I’ve found that to be true too. There are times when the forcing works but there are also times when it does not. I guess the trick is knowing what’s what and when. Life can be SO hard to figure out, ah!


  5. Great post! Since January, I am learning that I need to take longer vacations to recharge the body, mind, and spirit. I focus on my writing and the brand I am building for my writing plus working a full-time 9-5(ish) job that I don’t focus on my health as much as I should. I work out every day but that’s different. I am learning I need more sleep and days that it’s okay to take an hour or two to do “nothing” meaning being okay with binge-watching Netflix.
    Thank’s for this post and a gentle reminder to take the knowledge we know and apply it. Time to schedule a massage and “me” day.

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  6. I like the points you make, Lael, because I believe in each one of those! Funny how life comes with a lot of shades of color. And no one shade is better than the other. 🙂 Just yesterday, I felt lazy to do something, but then I got to it right away and thought- it is just as easy to put things off as it is to do them!

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