This has been one hell of an eventful year. I changed my office, quit a job, got a new one, lost weight, was single, stayed single, then not-so-single, then not single at all, then single again… I’ve been a busy, busy girl.
And to think that in one of our I’m-so-bored-what-about-you conversations, Eliot had told me that what I really need, is to do something drastic. Like get married. And get divorced the next day.
Anyway, since 32cats has tagged me, here’s my ‘What I learnt in 2006’ post.
What I learnt in 2006:
- I write better than I think I do.
- People actually read what I write. And enjoy it.
- Every single person in the industry will have a different opinion on your work. You need to acknowledge that (but not accept it as the final call) and move on.
- I really have no idea what I’m capable of doing, until suddenly I’ve gone and done it.
- This scares the pants off me.
- It’s best to embrace your feminine side and say, “Shoes? Hell yeah!”
- You have to be very careful of what you wish for. God loves loopholes. So you feel a little silly when you get what you always wished for and realise that a) it wasn’t exactly what you were hoping for, and b) you were a silly, idealistic twerp for wanting it.
- In my case, this realisation has come about 10 years too late.
- If you’re even half the person you make yourself out to be, people will like you anyway.
- Heroes fall. Dreams shatter. Love fades. And life goes on.