Today’s assignment for Writing 101 is to write a list on one of these topics: 1. Things I Like 2. Things I Have Learned 3. Things I wish As I thought of things in every category I will be making a list of my own in every category so here they are: Things I Like: 1. Looking out my big picture window while writing, during a cold Winter’s Day, when it’s all snowy and there is frost on the window. While I am inside nice and cozy inside. 2. Any fragrance that invokes the smell of fall, Pumpkin Spice, Apples and Cinnamon, Pine Wood from a roaring fire, etc. 3. Movies that bring such an emotional response from you that you literally cry. 4. Books that do the same thing as number 3. 5. Lots of hugs and kisses from my children, they are getting older so the hugs and kisses are rare, but when it happens it is MAGIC. Things I Have learned: 1. Those love stories on tv, and in the books aren’t real. They are made up propaganda that, while tell a good story aren’t realistic. Real love grabs you by the balls and won’t let go for Better or for Worse and sometimes it’s hard. 2. Let your kids know everyday that you love them and that they matter, even when they are being a pain. 3. Follow your dreams even if it seems like a hill you can’t climb, the hardest things in life are always worth it in the end. 4. Be yourself, I am 39 years old and for the first time in my life I feel like I am being me, I am not here to please everyone all the time. Sometimes it’s all about me. 5. Big risks, Big rewards. 6. I f you have a best friend that has seen you at your worst and still calls you friend, hold on to them for all you are worth. Things I Wish: 1. Of course the number one is World Peace. 2. Then there are the superficial things like a new house, better car, all my debts paid off, etc. 3. That we could all just get along and love one another instead of seeing the color of our skin see the person underneath. You find friends in the most unexpected places of the World. 4. Acceptance that I am not perfect and I make mistakes. I am only human after all. 5. That I could once and for all forgive and forget my childhood. 6. Last but not least I would like to get my name out there as a writer and make a difference through my experiences. Here is my list I hope you enjoy it!