January 4, 2013


"If your life were a book, what would the title be?"  Someone asked at work today while I was in a fog of exhaustion. I was staring at the computer screen for hours on end.

I stopped what I was doing.

I sat back in my chair tilting it slightly.

I thought.

"That's a hard question," I replied still scratching at my brain. I was surprised that this innocuous question had me so deep in thought. "This requires a lot of self exploration." 

It's not as if I live(d) the kind of life style the stands out and on it's own worthy of an unique and captivating book title. If I were an exhibitionist perhaps I would call it Letting it All Hang Out or something of a similar wit. So I thought to myself, in these short years that I have spent on this earth what is it that I have learned about myself.

Then the answer came.

The title of my book would be All the Thing I Didn't Know. 

What I learned the most about myself is that I don't have all the answers to everything. As time went on, as I got a bit older and had a few more experiences I learned just how much I really didn't know, how much I had left to learn.

Apparently there is this thing or tread going around with different bloggers. They pick their "word" for the year as an alternative to the regular new years resolutions. Well I have set some resolutions but in addition to that I will also choose a word and my word is, as you might have guessed, Learn.  I want to learn about myself, about others, about this wonderful world I live in. I want to learn about mothering and loving my husband and most of all I want to learn to be a better me.


  1. I love the quote!! isn't that exactly how life goes :)


  2. oh I love the title. I'd so read that book, except I think maybe I'd be so very busy writing my similar story of lessons learned.

    Aloha Sweets,

    Stopping by to follow ya from the mingle. If you're up for a bit of a ride I'd love, love, love it if you'd join me at Local Sugar Hawaii . We're riding the wave of life, one silly adventure at a time. 'hope to see ya soon.


  3. I have also seen lots of bloggers choosing a word for the year and I love this idea. I can't choose a word this year because I just have so much to do and accomplish, but when I finish university in a couple of years I'd love to do this and fully apply myself to focusing on this one word. But as far as words go, I think you word, 'learn' relates to me a huge amount as that's really what I love to do in every aspect of my life. Learn and grow (and obviously because I have just gone back into education!) I wish you all the best on your learning journey. (ps at uni we are encouraged to keep a learning journal which is pretty fun, maybe you could do that too) good luck x