Things I Learned Today / August 8, 2022

I learned today (my favorite thing I learned today!) is that teenagers are listening. When they trust you, they really do listen. They take your advice, your warnings, your words all to heart. I AM leaving a legacy, even when studio life feels burdensome. I really am. I am absolutely living the dream. (Thank you, KP. I love you.)

The only way I am going to write more often is to just freakin’…well…write. Just do it. Sit down. Tap on the nice keyboard. Whip out the words. Cleanse my brain. Process all the thoughts. Just. Do. It.

My friend, Jaime, gave all my dance mentorship group members a bottle of wine. It’s a grapefruit rose, and honestly, I was skeptical. I have hoarded my bottle from last year (and now I have the one she gave us last week), so I popped it open just now. DE-LISH! Hated I waited, but oh so glad I have it to enjoy tonight for absolutely no reason.

I used to read about “taking it easy” and “the pitfalls of overachieving”. I’m trying to practice some of that now, and Y’all, it’s like asking me not to breathe air. Seriously. Painful. So if you see me reading a book or sipping some wine, know that it comes with great consternation and some guilt, both of which I shall overcome in my determination to not work myself to death.

I continually wonder what, as the world seems to be so short-staffed, people are doing to earn money? If they are not working, how do they eat? Buy gas? Pay their cell phone bill? (Don’t get political on me. I’m just sayin’. It’s beyond my comprehension.)

Fear and faith can not coexist. I’m not sure who needs to hear that today, but I am compelled to include it. Read that again. One can’t be fearful and lean on faith at the same time. It doesn’t work that way. Have faith. Take the leap. Don’t be afraid. Rely on faith. God will NEVER leave you or let you down. He will provide and make a way.

That’s all. We learn every day, don’t we?

Published by Amanda Herring, Writer

Practical wisdom, joys and pains, motivation and tough love, from the perspective of a Mississippi mom, traveler, business owner, goal crusher, substance seeker, and full-time dreamer

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