What I Learned In 2005

What I learned from Eliza: Left foot, right foot, breathe.

What I learned from bellydance: Improvisation takes a lot of practice.

What I learned from Rohini: There is so much love in the world and everyone is so beautiful.

What I learned from KC: My hair should always have layers.

What I learned from Ruth: Just go! It will be fun and amazing!

What I learned from Ursula K.LeGuin: A key is a small thing next to the door it unlocks.

What I learned from Anna: Think big, and think long, and keep focused.

What I learned from the Ballard Sunday Market: Pluots are excellent. As are Gala apples, carrots, purple potatoes, butternut squash, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and the crepes from that yummy crepe place.

What I learned from my thirtieth birthday: I have a lot of great friends who love me a lot.

What I learned from Kate: Sadness has so many gifts to give.

What I learned from the Top Secret Plans: Just grit your teeth and keep going.

What I learned from Cupcake Royale: Lavendar is a really good frosting flavor.

What I learned from Anna Ternheim: The best days are not planned.

What I learned from Amy and Erik: Marry the most awesome person you know.

What I learned from the cloud room: Peace is possible, if you let it sneak up on you.

What I learned from my patients: Flexibility and adaptability will get you through the impossible.

What I learned from octopuses: They are awesome.

What I learned from Anne-Carolyn: You have to live it in your head before you can live it in the world.

What I learned from Chicago: Fun town.

What I learned from Weetabix: Make sure, that of all the words you say or write every day, that at least a couple of them are bursting with truth.

What I learned from Linda: Things will always change and you’ll change with them but you will change in ways that are unique to you.

What I learned from my mother: Do the best you can with the sense you have.

What I learned from Roller Derby: A taste for fishnet stockings and a taste for revenge are not automatically incompatible.

What I learned from Kara: Being competent ameliorates a multitude of evils.

What I learned from Chuck: Compliment people often and listen to them carefully.

What I learned from Mo: You will find a place no
matter where you go.

What I learned from the Key Girls: I will always be a little girl in certain hearts.

What I learned from my readers: They have a lot of opinions about breakup songs and tattoos.

What I learned from the hurricanes: There is no justice and there is no reason why.

What I learned from Treasa: Take care of your business.

What I learned from Death Cab For Cutie: Someday you will be loved.

What I learned from 2005: Pick your head up and look around. There’s a lot of good stuff in the world.

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