About Those “Things”

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Since writing those 32 things I’ve learned, I’ve had a serious talk with myself.

I believe all of those things. I’m just not always very good at living them.

For example, there’s always something more I could do to be a steward of the environment. There’s a TON more, particularly as I’ve gotten cheap and a bit lazy about some things as a stay-at-home mom.

Sometimes – often – I indulge in cravings for junk food. Especially in America. And around candy holidays. Ain’t nothin’ wholesome about it.

I really have no idea how to eliminate stress from my life. Not with deployments looming and births impending and family being so far away.

Sending cards in time and making phone calls on birthdays are not my strong suit. It’s not because I don’t love you, family! I just never seem to know what day it is.

I have always worried about other people not liking me. And I fear that makes me rather dull sometimes. Wouldn’t it be much more fun to make up my mind and speak it rather than trying to avoid conflict by seeing their side, too?

So, what I’m getting at is that I hope I have plenty of years left to put my words into practice.

Thank you so much for reading. I really, truly appreciate that you’re allowing me this voice.



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