|does anything in the world look happier than sidewalk chalk?|
They push me out of my comfort zone, and teach me things I doubt I would have learned otherwise. It's a struggle, but a rewarding one. Especially when I see the reactions from people who have known me for quite a while.
"Wait, you got up before eleven on a Saturday?"
"Wait, you baked? Actually baked home goods from ingredients? In the kitchen?"
"You seriously sat in a room full of 10-year-olds and didn't have a break down?"
Why, yes. Yes I did. I still have a lot of growing to do, but I'm getting more comfortable with the whole process.
These lessons include but are not limited to, "Don't play with matches," "Be happy with yourself," and "Don't smoke." Incredibly wise.