I Used to think Dishes washed themselves

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It’s crazy how much life changes as you grow up. What you used to think can change as the years go by. Here is a short list of what I used to think and now what I currently think:

  1.  I used to think that dishes washed themselves, but once I moved out I found out this is false. They actually take time to wash. Along with other household chores these do not get done on their own. When I lived at home I had no idea. Thank-you, Mom.
  2. I used to want a big house, now I don’t want an oversized house. The bigger your house is the more room to store stuff that you usually don’t need.
  3. I used to hate reading, now I can’t get enough. Books are tremendous resources, full of knowledge
  4. I used to think a university degree led to a job, now I know that often times it does not. The power of a degree is in how your character is molded and the people you meet along the way.
  5. I used to think I knew a lot. Now the more I read the more I see how much I don’t know. I also think something can be learned from every person you meet.
  6. I used to have a timeline for my own life, now I take it 1 day at a time. So much of life is about taking risk and opportunities that you generally cannot foresee. These opportunities are difficult if not impossible to plan for.
  7. I used to think that making money is the highest priority, now I know that some people are so poor all they have is money
  8. I used to think people were cool if they had a lot of Facebook friends, now I see that having a few meaningful relationships is the way to go. Quality over quantity.
  9. I used to think being busy was attractive, now I would say be aware of the barrenness of a busy schedule
  10. I used to run everything on a schedule. Now I leave some gaps for spontaneity to just let life happen.
If you’ll excuse me, I have to go wash the dishes

 

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