Lessons Learned ~ Random Thought Edition

So recently a few things have come to me that fall into the category of lessons learned and of course some are good, some bad, and others are like duh… common sense type things.

Let’s get this list started!

Meetings are pointless

I found that I can attend an hour long meeting with a complete agenda and still walk out and be totally confused and unsure what the to-do’s are. Yea, this happens often to me and I don’t like it but I also don’t know what to do about it either. So, the lesson learned is that meetings are pointless. Oh… and that I shouldn’t go to them unless absolutely necessary.

On a side note I’ve been trying to make any meeting that I schedule worth while and have an outcome. I don’t want people walking away from my meeting thinking that it was a waste of time.

Differing beliefs

This one I knew already and it becomes more and more obvious with each passing day. But it’s difficult to work in an organization where their beliefs differ from your own. It’s difficult to to ignore things and carry on when it’s coming at you from all directions. But I deal with it because it’s a good place to work and they really believe in family and allow me to be home when I need to.

I’m being a bit vague here aren’t I? Well, that’s for a reason… I don’t want the world to know where I work (people judge… don’t kid yourself). Now, I don’t work for the mafia, in the porn industry, and I’m not under the witness protection program or anything like that so stop wondering.

Vacations are awesome Lake Michigan

Like I needed to tell you this, right? But taking a summer vacation is great and I wish that I could take one for a week every month throughout the summer. This year we took a long weekend and went to Crystal Mountain and if you hadn’t heard me say it before then I’ll tell you now that you need to check the place out! Great vacation spot.

Good concrit is awesome too

Again… this is redundant. But I got some incredible concrit from another blogger and it was so helpful and it really boosted my writing and confidence. I owe a huge thank you to Kelly (@DancesWithChaos) for the concrit that she gave me a few weeks ago. She openly offered to help me and sent me a page of notes that gave me confidence and allowed me to write fiction better. I was able to turn around a so-so post and make it a lot better.

Okay so that it’s for now from me. Now it’s your turn…. what lessons have you learned lately?