2023’s Eight Lessons For Me

This year’s lessons ranged from the value of giving up victimhood to a commitment to my future career and to being a part of new social structures

Bryan Winchell

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Since I committed to writing a blog on Medium, I’ve ended the year reflecting on what I learned that year. There were eight valuable lessons in 2020, 10 things 2021 taught me, and, in 2022, I wasn’t sure I’d remember the six lessons it offered.

So here I sit, with just over 50 hours left of 2023, wondering: what did this year teach me?

Considering how challenging world events have been over the past few years for so many people, especially in 2020 and 2021, I’m once again feeling a little bit out of step with the masses, as 2023 walloped me with two life-changing events that made those other years seem like child’s play.

In the spring, I was incarcerated in a local jail for 45 days in a legal battle that would last until mid-July, and in early August…

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Bryan Winchell

A Serious Fool who writes about: Personal/collective growth, politics, love of Nature/Humanity, Japan, podcasting, humor, and being a hippie in Service to Life.