Today I am linking up with Chatting at the Sky to share the things I learned in August. Some things are fun, some things are useful, and some things are just because.
1. I am more organized getting four kids to school than just one kid. How is that possible?
I guess the saying is true, “the more you do, the more things you can do.” On the days I have four, I have to leave much earlier and getting through the four carlines on time is like playing knockout, everything has to be planned perfectly or it’s not going to work. On the days with just the one, I am way more laid back. I seriously get to work twenty-five minutes earlier when I have the four.
2. Dropping off my oldest on his first day off high school was just as hard if not harder than dropping him off to kindergarten.
3. It is important to push through fear. Fear should never be the reason not to do something. I linked a blog post to my personal facebook page and I had visions of everyone laughing and ridiculing me for starting the blog. Up until that moment, I have kept the blog mostly secret. I’m glad I did it, if only just for the purpose of pushing through fear. It is good for the soul.
4. I can keep the kids school work and artwork AND (not or) stay clutter free. I found a great app that I have high hopes for and it is free right now.
5. You cannot watch this video without crying. It’s a father’s last dance with his daughter and is a reminder to cherish those close and appreciate all of life’s moments.
6. You don’t have to give up your childhood when you grow up. On vacation, we were able to visit with a lady that has more teddy bears than I have ever seen, and not just any teddy bears, but collectible teddy bears. Her home is called Bear Manor and the girls ADORED it. The picture in this post is from the Winnie the Pooh house she had built on her property. It was museum worthy.
7. Ctrl+Shift+T reopens the last tab you closed in Chrome (up to 10 tabs). If you use MAC, it is Command+Shift+T. Go ahead …. try it.
I think that this may need to be a regular monthly post. It is a great reminder to stay aware each day.
How about you? What did you learn in August?