My life

Day 7 – 3 Lessons I want my children to learn from me

Hi everyone! I hope you’re well, whatever it is you’re doing today. As it’s Wednesday, I thought it’d be the perfect day to share some wisdomous bits with you. More specifically – wisdomous bits that I’d want my children to learn from me.


3 Lessons I want my children to learn from me

  1. It’s absolutely fine to be bonkers. That’s a lesson I learned from my own parents, who are also pretty bonkers, and one that I really appreciate. It takes some courage to be yourself no matter what and as I’ve gotten older I’ve gained more and more confidence to be just that. Myself. And I love it. If you don’t then that’s fine. It’s impossible to be everyone’s cup of tea. The trick is to surround yourself with people who love you for who you are, not who they think you should be.
  2. Nothing good comes from lying. That’s one that I learned the hard way myself. Without going too much into detail, there was a period in my life where I lied a lot about different things. And I mean a lot. I hurt a lot of people with that, myself most of all. I ruined relationships with my family and friends and it took a long time to repair those relationships that could still be salvaged. So I learned that even if the truth is unpleasant or will get me in trouble, it’s always best to get it out there. Mistrust that comes from lying is a lot harder to fix than getting over a scolding (that I probably deserved anyway).
  3. You can do anything you set your mind on. I really believe in this one. I know that if you’re determined enough, there’s nothing you can’t do. I’d say daft things aside, but I’m not sure what would be daft enough to not be achievable if you really put all your efforts into it. I’m sure you’ll be able to come up with some silly ideas, but at the moment I’m thinking that if I REALLY wanted to become a dentist for elephants, I could do it. So yeah, dream big and go for it!

Let me know what you’d like your children to learn from you or what you’ve learned from your parents.

Next post: Day 8 – Songs I listen to when I’m…

See you tomorrow!

G.

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