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Happy New Year's to all of you! Ok, it may not yet be 2018 just yet, but I wanted to get this new wallpaper out this afternoon as we have a hectic weekend here in the Patz home. This last wallpaper design for the 2017 year is entitled, "Learning", making it the twelfth wallpaper for the year, and the 187th design overall to the site.

My family has been doing some home improvement projects this Fall, in preparation of our little addition in a few months. With that has come some learning experiences of what's good, better, or best to do. I have learned both technical knowledge as well as life application lessons through these projects this year.

Learning can be fun. Sometimes it is uncomfortable. Learning new topics and methods for doing things better - that's easy, that's the fun kind of learning. Learning from your mistakes - that's the hard kind of learning, but it may be the most valuable. For these lessons of life will likely stick with you the longest. These lessons will be the loudest. And most likely, these lessons will be the most impressionable and life-changing if applied wisely.

2017 has been quite a full "learning" year for my family, as we've seen and been through a lot, as I'm sure as many of you out there have experienced as well. But it definitely feels that every year, more and more life lessons want to make themselves evident to us by way of various challenges in life. Hopefully, it has made us wiser. I'd like to believe that our country and our world has learned a lot through what has transpired this year - at least that's what I'm hoping for. Maybe I'm a foolish optimist or a silly dreamer to believe this can happen. But I can hope and pray for these things. We all need to. But we all need to use our common sense with wisdom to understand that things need to change and take appropriate action. At least some things have changed for the better - hopefully much more can as well in this coming year for the better.

But back to learning. I know that for myself, each day that goes by that sees me learn something new and valuable are the days that I cherish most. I'd like to say that each and every day is like that, but I'd be lying if I said that it did. I do look forward to the New Year every year, because it seems to be a chance to do some things right and start over fresh. Yes, again this is the silly dreamer in me working.

I should probably expect to continue to make mistakes, but if I can learn from them, and from the mistakes of others, I'd grow much faster and get ahead farther. Some people manage to do this, some don't.

My wish for you and I is that this coming year finds us learning and growing more each day on the road to success. Happy New Year!
- Original blog entry from 12.30.2017

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