I wish I knew then…

There’s so many things I wish I knew now… that I could have learned while growing up…
This isn’t one of those lists where I know things NOW that I wish I knew then…
This is a list of things I wish I knew NOW… had I learned them when I had the chance growing up…
**instead of complaining about lawn work.. I wish I learned how to care for the lawn, the garden, the landscaping.
{because I sit here as a homeowner for the first time,
completely clueless how to do it all

**wish I learned how to braid my own hair
{do you know how much easier to get waves/curly hair by sleeping in a braid?!}
**wish I paid attention when my mom’s biggest hobby was sewing
{didn’t understand… sewing never goes out of style}
**wish I watched my dad fix more things around the house
{this day and age…. it’s not just the man’s job… a girl needs to hold her own}
**wish I knew I’d be spending my weekends shopping antique stores, for the items I grew up with in my parents home
{could have saved a lot of time just keeping their old stuff} πŸ™‚
**wish I knew that one of my best friends would be my brother
{we spent most our lives not getting along, only to find out 23 years later we could be each other best friends}

There’s a lot growing up we don’t pay attention too, thinking it’s either not important… we’ll learn it again if we need too or it doesn’t pertain to my dream job {“celebrity newscaster on E!“} so I don’t need to know how to do that…
It’s funny how it all works out… but it is the truth, because I’m pretty sure I remember hearing once or twice that “doing yard work is good for me”
{at that time thinking to myself … are you kidding me. what’s good for me is chatting with friends on AOL.}

Now I just have to work extra hard as an adult to learn all I could have just known… had I paid attention as a kid.
{is it possible… can you teach an old dog new tricks?}


About stephens1431

Mother. Wife. Social Mediaest (no political connection). Googler. DIYer. Wine Drinker. Laugher. DVRer. Get what I wanter. I've done a few quick blog entries thinking concentrating on one specific area would work for me. I've decided this time, I'll combine everything I love to do into one blog. You're gonna read some reviews, some DIY projects, some tips, some fails, and probably many adventures. Mainly, I just wanna provide to others what I constantly am searching for on the Internet. It's gonna be a learning process, but I hope you enjoy reading what I have to say along the way. CHEERS! Come by as you feel, leave comments, keep updated and I hope you enjoy the posts as much as I enjoy writing them.
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2 Responses to I wish I knew then…

  1. Sascha says:

    Oh the things I missed out on when my parents were trying to teach me things. I will say I was lucky to be my dads right hand man for projects using tools and for that I am very thankful. I am also lucky that I paid attention to my mom when it came to sewing. Some of the things I wish I had paid attention to are knitting and crochet. Both of them my mom do very well. The one thing I do all the time, aside form wishing there were six clones of me do get things done, is fantasize about all the flea market finds I passed up in the 80’s never knowing how cool they would be today.

    • stephens1431 says:

      Sounds like you were smarter than I was! Wish I had paid a little more attention when I was little… oh well, even if my parents tried to force me to learn, I’d had only pushed away harder πŸ™‚ …. Just have to be faster to learn now

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