Saturday, November 10, 2012

6WS - Lessons that I learnt this week


Someone famous made the quote that the day you stop learning is the day you stop living - or some such similar quote. If they didn't then they should have and if that's the case - then this is my quote and when I'm famous you can quote me.

This week has been a week of learning (not unlike any other) but with some fairly important realisations;
  1. A big mouth will eventually bite you on the bum and cause you trouble (amazingly it wasn't my big mouth which caused the trouble)
  2. Company restructuring is one of the biggest and most unsettling changes for any employee and I hate it, more so when you're watching people's reactions and their pain and the knowledge that you knew what was coming and couldn't ease that pain.
  3. Adult children still need a good, swift kick in the pants and a telling off. It would be so much easier if you could send them to their rooms and ban them from going out. Or slap them on the bum and tell them they've upset you.
  4. Some days if I didn't laugh I'd cry - frustration makes me cry more than sadness does.
  5. My forty-first birthday is looming on the near horizon and I feel older than Moses some days.
  6. My dog is more intelligent than me, or so I'm told. She passed her obedience training this week and graduated into grade 3, despite the trainer telling me that I have two left feet and it's lucky that I have such a smart dog who allows for my confusion and lack of coordination. Good thing I never planned to be a world class dancer isn't it?
  7. We only ever try to help because we care.
  8. The smallest things in life are free, my grandson's giggles and cuddles are one of the greatest joys in my world.
  9. Attitude is everything, try being around someone miserable and angry and not start feeling some of that yourself.
  10. Despite your best intentions and the best laid plans - sometimes shit just happens.
  11. New bosses with quirky senses of humour can keep you on your toes. 
  12. You have to just keep, keeping on and if your path alters, than it's your attitude which will determine your success. Now that is in fact my own quote so you can quote me on that one when I'm famous.
My life long dream was to write a romance novel before my 40th birthday (which I did last year - 6 months before that birthday) I published the novel in September this year through Kindle. Life is infinitely more satisfying (amidst the drama and shit) when you have meaningful goals, so now I just need a new 'BIG' one to aim for.

 So, what have you learnt this week?


I'm linking up with Cate who gives us all a place to visit and connect. Want to play along with Six Word Saturday, its easy? All that's necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words. For more information, try clicking here. Feel free to explain or not explain. Add an image, a video, a song, nothing.

25 comments:

  1. Yep, agree with you on the attitude part without a doubt. Ran into one of those miserable people this week, the kind whose sole purpose in life is to see how many people he can make miserable too. Love those types. This week my daughter taught me that it doesn't take much more than a horse to put a smile on a face and my son taught me that so long as there's Fruities in the cabinet, everything's gonna be alright.

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    1. Kids needs are often so simple - it would be nice sometimes to return to that simplicity. Ann you definitely need to try 6 word Saturday, it's the only meme I do and it's what you make of it. Six words which describe your life and the words speak for themselves or like me six words which I feel the need to explain in a long winded format :-) Cate rocks though.

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  2. WOW... you are so aware of everything that is going on... I'm trying to think of at least one thing I learnt this week...
    Wonderful you achieved your goal to write your novel, yes that certainly is a great source of satisfaction.

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    1. Jan, my former boss recently recommended me on Linked In and used the line "Fiona has a thirst for knowledge like no one else I have met" I guess that's me - soaking up every lesson and message that the world throws at me. Doesn't mean I'm good at learning from my mistakes sometimes though :-)

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  3. Sounds like you didn't have a brilliant week! Hope next week works out better.
    I had to laugh about it being lucky that your dog is clever!!

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    1. Elaine, sometimes that's how the weeks roll, admittedly a few too many at the moment and nothing we can do but get up, dust ourselves off and move forward. My dog was always going to be smarter than me :-)

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  4. I do tend to like bosses with quirky senses of humor though...

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    1. They're definitely more interesting, just a bit hard to know where you stand with them sometimes

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  5. There are so many things in life that are free. Now that I am, retired I look for more every day.

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  6. Love it! I think my dog might be more intelligent than me also... :-)

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    1. I think that's possibly the case for most of us Janie

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  7. love this post Fi!
    AND you will come up with A BIG ONE... it will appear when you least expect it!

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    1. That's an intriguing lesson - good for you

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  9. One of my favorite things to do is - learn!

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  10. congratulations on meeting your goal of having a published book! Very exciting! I agree with #4 - if I didn't laugh, i'd cry!

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    1. I laugh a lot some days for that very reason Robyn

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  11. This is hilarious,loved the one about the adult kids and also 41. My eldest is 41 himself and still needs a stern talking to now and then LOL. Happy SWS. Like your blog lots.

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  12. It's all about attitude. Positive attitudes make life easier to bear, no matter what problems we face.

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  13. You really learned a lot :-)
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog :-)

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  14. Hi Fi ~~ I like these. Please don't let the BIG FORTY-ONE hurt you. I've been past that one so long ago I know. There are a couple of them out there that do hurt, but no forty-one. Mostly the round numbers have been okay with me too. But the ones ending in eight and nine are not nice.

    Thank you for peeking on my Stick Man and the Busker story. I am just now getting to comment and probably won't post a 6WS tomorrow.
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    1. I enjoyed my London stay, I always do. Most times we try to come two times a year.
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