I’ve learned a lot over the course of this past year. Mostly, I learned about my flaws. It was sort of a rude awakening for me, but it was much needed and warranted.
I read an article the other day about patience being an attractive quality in a person. I’m not going to go into many details, but there was a certain situation this past year where I just flat-out handled everything wrong. There were many moments I wish I could have been more patient. I wish I could have been more considerate, too, especially knowing the circumstances I knew.
I’ll save you the dramatic, lengthy prose for another time (which, let’s be honest, will probably be pretty soon if you’ve kept up with this blog), but I think the thing about being patient means we have control over ourselves- that we have the agency to be independent and to make good choices with respect to what other people are going through. I unfortunately didn’t have that agency last year. Though I wish I could go back and redo it all, I know I can’t. My philosophy on life, though, means that people can change, and that they can change for the better.
So, in short, I’m grateful to all the people who are patient with me. I really, really appreciate it, and I hope that from now on at least I give you the same consideration.