Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Getting Married and Other Mistakes
Listening to my parents for adult advice was the biggest mistake that I ever made. My mom married young and never really experienced all that is out there in life. I married young the first time, listening to her advice. Big mistake there.
Mom did what worked for her but it didn't work all that well for me. My dad wasn't a skilled laborer and left most around the house projects up to my mom or his dad. Yes, my mom can hang wall paper and make her own paste. She can re-upholster and refinish wood too. I did learn those skills from her.
The great thing about making mistakes is that I have, hopefully, learned to not make the same one twice. Oh and I've definitely learned a lot from the mistakes that I have made.
1) I've learned to keep my mouth shut and listen because even though I am probably right there is always that bit of doubt.
2) If it isn't broke don't fix it. If you don't have the knowledge or free flowing money just leave it alone already. I knew one guy that was nicknamed the "golden screwdriver" for a good reason. The guy thought he could make anything that was in working order work better. He ended up breaking the item every time.
3) Just because you went to college doesn't mean you know everything. Wait a minute I paid good money for that education, what do you mean I don't know everything? See #1. Keep your mouth shut.
This post is inspired by Getting Married and Other Mistakes by Barbara Slate. This graphic novel offers a raw, yet humorous look at what happens to Jo after a surprise divorce. Join From Left to Write on Thursday, June 28 as we discuss Getting Married and Other Mistakes by Barbara Slate. I received a review copy of the and all opinions are my own.