What I’ve Learned in 2014

Posts in this series
  1. What I've Learned in 2014
  2. What I've Learned in 2015

• When you have a toddler and a newborn in the house, the dishwasher and washing machine run pretty much 24-7.

• How to repair the pull starter on a small engine. Best thing? Wrangled it in a 20-degree garage while 2 feet of snow were falling in my yard.

• A second child means you have to put all the baby gates back up.

• You should have a job if you want to find a job.

• If you like to read books, commuting by bus is pretty much the best thing in the history of ever.

• A ~23 mile one-way bike commute is awesome and makes for a productive day.

• I am terrible at communicating with people on a one-to-one basis, my wife included. But. I have also learned that I can improve and do better.

• Sometimes, no matter how much you love them, you have to give away a cat. It’s best for everyone, including the cat.

• A ~23 mile one-way bike commute makes me want to EAT ALL THE THINGS.

• Some family members keep score.

• A baby is far more tolerable when it has a personality and starts interacting with you.

• Never start too fast.

• When you want to change something, it’s always the right time to start.

• Just because the person telling you that you exhibit all the signs of ADD isn’t a psychiatrist doesn’t mean they’re wrong. Stop being so goddamned stubborn, you bastard.