Lessons Learned, 2010 – 2019

Andrew Jackson statue at sunset

This past decade has been interesting. Too interesting, an ancient curse come to life, providing times with drama that seems to be accelerating into a mad president tweeting us into World War III.

Stealing this idea from a friend who posted her lessons learned, 2010 – 2019. Here’s what this decade taught me:

  1. If you don’t do politics, politics is going to do you.
  2. Your most interesting times will be the worst.
  3. You can bike in any kind of weather. Snow, rain, polar vortex. Doesn’t matter. Humans are designed for this.
  4. Read that book. Reading is the best use of your leisure time.
  5. Write that book! Creating art has its own rewards.
  6. Don’t try to monetize your hobby.
  7. If you’re healthy, appreciate that. If not, endure.
  8. We’re not here forever. Go to that party, hug that friend, take that cheesy sunset photo.

Author: Joe Flood

Joe Flood is the author of The Swamp, a funny new novel that mocks the city America has come to hate.

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