Here is a short, five-minute list of some of the things:
- accepting help from people who offer it and being able to ask for it when I am swamped and could use it;
- learning another language;
- being able to just say no when someone wants to 'trim' my hair;
- being able to show my love and appreciation for people who are in my life in ways that are understood by them;
- minority history in the US;
- make my own clothes.
In the past few years, I have gotten better at a few things:
- being able to do what is right for me/what I want rather than what pleases others (aren't I too old to be trying to please my parents?);
- being able to minimize my clothes to what works for me and my life;
- having courage to move to a new place even when things were not quite organized and I did not have a job ready;
- finding ways to do my hair that work for me - and being willing (for three years) to go bald (oh, how I loved that look, but wanting to grow a major afro is my next goal, but these 'trims' are keeping it from getting long and make me want to shave it again);
- having easy, quick meals that I can cook on work days and still have time to chill with the boo;
- I have become quite handy after living in a raggedy house for years and now can put together many thing and fix almost any items (non-electrical) in the place.
These lists were prompted by Jana's Sunday Stream of Consciousness post. The prompt was, "What new tricks would you like to learn or have you learned?"
You can see more posts, or link up your own five-minute brain dump on her site, Jana's Thinking Place.