Well it's been a year since I've blogger-ed and in this universe that is a cardinal sin! I have no excuse, really, but I would like to share some of what I've learned.
I've learned that women want their men to be men, not metrosexuals.
I've learned that women can make a life-altering decision, and then change their mind 30 seconds later.
I've learned that women more easily accept the faults of their man, than men accept the faults of their woman.
I've learned that women can become extremely emotional over tiny things (yeah guys, we do it too) and that if you just listen, quietly, without judging or giving advice or even engaging in any way, that often that is enough.
I learned that jumping to conclusions is like jumping off a cliff.
I've learned that there is nothing more important than honest communication, with a sweet dose of bullshit thrown in.
I've learned that sometimes there is just no pleasing some people.
I've learned that I can't be all things to everyone.
I've learned that I can't deeply love anyone until I first deeply love myself.
I've learned that procrastination is the great killer of everything.
I've learned that sharing our innermost feelings with our lover is often a huge mistake, or the best move we could make (timing is everything!).
I am learning to be honest with myself.
I am learning that we have to work at love, be patient with love, and nurture love. And that when we have hurt someone with our words, there may not be any recovery, even with time.
I am learning.
Sometimes it hurts to learn.
This way we know, by our growing pains, that we are still alive.