I spent this afternoon setting up some new files, and in the process discovered a few pages of notes I wrote to myself about 15 years ago. These kinds of notes are like finding a time capsule, and among them was a scrap of paper containing “Lessons I Have Learned”:

1. Don’t wait for the gate to go up.

2. Get out of my comfort zone.

3. Stop trying to control the future so I can be present in the present.

4. Don’t limit myself in terms of the good I can appreciate and let into my life. It’s not rationed.

5. Don’t be afraid of endings.

6. Break my own rules.

I don’t remember writing this list, nor the thinking that led up to it. But I like the person who created it. She was getting stronger and gutsier after too many years of co-dependency.

I had finally realized that:

“History is a source, not a pattern book.” — Deborah Nevins

4 Responses to "Lessons Learned"

  1. Debra

    January 11, 2008

    I love this Sunny, especially “Stop trying to control the future so I can be present in the present”. I am always working on this. I also love finding things I have written years ago because it lets me know how far I have gone and what I am still working on.
    Thanks for the up-lift, Debra

  2. sunny

    January 11, 2008

    That was probably my most important lesson. Once I started focusing on the present, the future immediately began taking care of itself.

  3. Jamie

    January 12, 2008

    I love these treasures we send ourselves!

    Btw, I gave you an award! Come to my blog to find out more 🙂

  4. sunny

    January 12, 2008

    Jamie, thank you! 🙂

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