|(photo by Jennifer Trovato via Unsplash)|
While reading Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself over the course of a year. I decided that I would start answering one of the questions each day for the next year. Not only will this give me a reason to blog every day for a year straight, it will get my creative juices flowing–and I think it will be fun! If you join in please leave me a comment so I can see your answers too. :)
Day #6: What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?
Learning. It could have been college courses, brushing up on my photography, reading books–anything, really. I went through a period when I was younger when I spent a lot of time doing what young women often do, reading celebrity gossip magazines, shopping, gossiping, and generally not doing much to make anything of my life. I wish I hadn’t been so mentally lazy for so long (even though, in retrospect, it probably wasn’t that large of a chunk of my adult life…but still).
I also think I was blissfully ignorant of the world. I didn’t bother to educate myself about world issues, politics, social problems, etc. I was pretty selfish and stupid. And yes, I was young, and I suppose that’s a part of it…but it really bothers me to run into people who know more about the Kardashians than the current crisis in Ukraine, and I cringe to admit that I used to be that girl.