20 August 2011

Day 20: Learning through Experience

Day 20: Something You Wished You'd Forget

Well, with the memory I have, there are a lot of things I'd rather forget that I really don't forget.

There are a few things that have happened that I'd really rather forget, and etching them into a blog makes them more real, more tangible, and they'll be here to haunt me on the interwebz forever.

Working for Unidentified Food Chain, I was really unhappy, and had some really unpleasant experiences, but I worked my way through it. Working for Big Circle Box Store, I wasn't necessarily happy, but I don't think I had any experiences that I'd rather forget. My internship? The only thing I'd rather forget is the ending. In fact, I did get to share some experiences there, and it was helpful, I found. It was great. I loved the feeling.

Overall, I wouldn't say that things are bad, they really aren't all that bad at all. I've had isolated things happen that were bad enough that I'd rather forget them, such as my car accident in 2010, or some of the things that happened at Unidentified Food Chain. My first few years of college were pretty rocky, and just being myself in itself has been a rocky experience. In high school some not-so-wonderful things happened, but I was able to persevere and deal with them. Bits of my memory are littered with things I don't want to remember, as well as some I would like to remember.

I think, though, that those things that I'd rather forget have probably taught me a lot of lessons that I needed to learn. Things happen for a reason. I mean, I'd rather forget them, but concealed to most, they've taught me lessons that I wouldn't have otherwise been able to learn, or that would have otherwise been more difficult to learn. That's not to say I'm happy that horrible things happen- I'm certainly not! It's the perseverance that got me through them, and finally being able to overcome the obstacles, seeing the lessons that I've learnt from them, and realizing why I went through what I did, that makes me realize that it wasn't all just torture.

Yes, I'd like to forget a lot of things. But, in forgetting those things, I'd be forgetting a lot of life lessons, and I don't want to have to go back and learn them all again. I definitely know a lot more than I used to know, and I'm glad I know the things that I know. I'm glad to share the knowledge I have (without going too far into my experiences). It's part of what makes me who I am, and what has brought me to the point where I am in life.




lisa.j.p said...

i totally agree with learning from our mistakes...great post :]

Chef in Training said...

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Unknown said...

Wonderful post. Sure I wish I could forget my topic I posted on over at my place but at the same time it would not have been teh post it was, I can in turn use it to teach. so while I wish I could forget I am in turn glad I can for those reasons :). Now if that didn't sound like a yoda moment.

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