Day 23, Blog Every Day in May. Prompt: Things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you.
Do you like how my intros are shorter and shorter? haha.
I’d say there’s a lot that life has taught me that school never could. Because so much of what we know isn’t head knowledge. It’s instinct, passion, faith, hard-knocks and the sort. We’ve got to take it all as it comes and sort out the meaning. Remember, much of what we go through is to lead us to a place of surrender. And if we’re already at that place, it’s to transform us from there. So, take heart…and enjoy all the blessings that, no matter how hard the road, can’t go unnoticed!
But, I’d say the most valuable thing I’ve learned that school never taught me, was how to make fire. Even with damp firewood. The main ingredient? Persistence. As with most things in life, eh?
I know it’s blurry, but this is one of my favorite photos of my husband. We had hiked 30 miles this day and was enjoying an evening camped in a remote part of Southern California’s high desert, when we got a fire going. With the amount of wind, the dryness of the land, and a couple of hikers a little too happy to have dry yucca plants at our disposal, I’m still amazed we didn’t burn the place down. Guess that’s why they make backcountry backpackers carry a fire permit.