Wrapping Up Another Year of Lessons

Yesterday was Locker Clean Out day for my middle schooler. After a year of waking up at the crack of dawn to drive her 10 miles to the nearest bus stop by 7am, we're all ready to unset our alarms and wake up with the sun.

The end of the school year is always a great time to reflect on the past year. The Joneses learned a lot this year. The kids learned academics and some new sports, and we adults learned a few things this year, as well.  

We learned that just because you have a lot of money and went to a good school, you may not be smart enough to go into business with. We learned that people who constantly pop buzz words into conversations don't know jack shit and they are to be avoided at all cost. We learned that bullies in the workplace need to be knocked down or taken out immediately or their behavior will fester and ruin a perfectly good business. We learned that very few people do well without constant supervision. But the best lesson of all is that we don't need to put up with a lot of bullshit in our lives in order to pay the bills.

Those lessons are burned in our minds now and will not soon be forgotten. As much as I'd like to do horrible things to the people that jacked up our plans this year, I've decided that the only way to pass the test is to move on.

What lessons did YOU learn this year?