Monday, January 26, 2009

Learning



There are a couple of days in my life I will never forget: riding a bike without training wheels, my first day of real school, my first kiss, meeting Melanie, graduating from high school and college and grad school, the day the first person I ever really knew died, where I was on Sept 11th, the day Christine Butto called me and offered me my first job after college, my wedding, among several others.

Looking through old photos recently, I came across this one, it was the day I learned to tie the laces on shoes. It was in pre-school, the day we went on a field trip to the pumpkin patch. My mom was a chaperone on the trip and while we were waiting to get on the bus to leave, was when the tying of the shoes finally clicked in my head.

Thinking of learning to tie my shoes makes me think of all of the other skills I learned when I was young that I still do today...and I've been more so thinking about how much more difficult it is for me to learn new things now.

For example: I got contacts (a day I will never forget, more on that soon). And when you get contacts at the eye doctor you have to sit through a little training session. Well, 42 minutes is what it took me to take the contacts that the doctor had put in my eye already, out, and then in and then out and then in again. Since then, I am almost positive me getting them in is only because of a fluke reason because every single time, I blink right before I get it in my eye, and you have no idea how frustrating this is. Okay you probably do, because who doesn't wear contacts? This is day 3 and today I get to keep them in for 10 hours...and that thought is nauseating because my eyes are so tired by the end of the day, that all they want to do is close, looking through these contacts is hard work for these eyes I decided.

But, if I had learned all this when I was little, by now, I would have been a pro at it.

I know, it will get easier. Blah Blah Blah.... :-)

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Hang in there, I promise it will get better and you will love them!

Melanie said...

Yeah, it gets pretty frustrating to the point that you just wear your glasses all day instead

Katherine said...
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Katherine said...

i don't wear contacts - i can see :-)