from 2008 to now.

i've been blogging since 2005. i first started on myspace, then livejournal, then blogger with a single blog and now a mommy blog. needless to say, there's a lot of stuff i find out about myself by just reading back over old posts. so tonight i'm scrolling over my blog and i find this...i wrote it back in 2008.

i've learned that...

+i've learned that you cannot make someone love you. all you can do is be someone who can be loved. the rest is up to him.
+i've learned that no matter how much i care, some people just don't care back.
+i've learned that it takes years to build up trust and only seconds to destroy it.
+i've learned that it's not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.
+i've learned that you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes, after that, you'd better know something.
+i've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best that others can do.
+i've learned that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
+i've learned that it's taking me a long time to become the person i want to be.
+i've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. it may be the last time you see them.
+i've learned that you can keep going, long after you think you can't.
+i've learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
+i've learned that either you control your attitude, or it controls you.
+i've learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.
+i've learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
+i've learned the money is a lousy way of keeping score.
+i've learned the my best friend and i can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
+i've learned that sometimes the people who you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.
+i've learned that sometimes when i'm angry, i have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
+i've learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance...same goes for true love.
+i've learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
+i've learned that you should never tell a child his dreams are unlikely or outlandish, few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if he believed it.
+i've learned that your family won't always be there for you. it may seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. families aren't always biological.
+i've learned that no matter how good friends are, they're going to hurt you every once in awhile and you must forgive them for that.
+i've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
+i've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.
+i've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
+i've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. and just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
+i've learned that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
+i've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
+i've learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.
+i've learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
+i've learned that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

holy moly...most of that is VERY relevant to my life today. sometimes i'm astonished at how insightful i was at the ripe ole' age of 20. lol

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