Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage . . . They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
~Psalm 84:5

Sunday, November 18, 2007

101 Things About Me

Why? Just 'cause.

1. I don't know how to ride a bike.
2. Or how to roller skate/roller blade/ice skate
3. I think I was traumatized as a child.
4. Or it's that I naturally don't like things that could potentially cause harm.
5. I don't mind driving (read: sitting) in traffic.
6. I live w/ my parents.
7. Well, technically, they live w/ me, according to the name on the deed.
8. I actually like it; we have fun together.
9. I try not to shop often because I tend to be a compulsive shopper.
10. Especially for shoes.
11. And accessories (bags, scarves, jewelry).
12. So I get home and then usually regret what I bought.
13. But I usually keep it anyway.
14. I'm a loyal friend.
15. But will be the first to admit that I can be flaky.
16. I can't name just one best friend.
17. I have at least half a dozen.
18. I've never been in a "real" relationship.
19. And I'm thankful not to have all the baggage that comes along w/ them.
20. I thought I would be married by the time I was 25.
21. Now I'm 27 and STILL not married.
22. And I'm ok w/ that most days.
23. Marriage scares me, anyway.
24. Or any type of commitment, for that matter.
25. I have an insatiable wanderlust.
26. If I'm on an airplane headed somewhere I know I will be for the next 2 months, I'm already sad that I'll be leaving.
27. I want to live overseas.
28. But Texas will always be home.
29. I want to go to grad school eventually.
30. But can't decide if I want to study Social Work, English Lit, or Education.
31. I love drawing and painting.
32. And am pretty darn good at it.
33. I was an Art minor.
34. I haven't painted or sculpted anything in over 3 years.
35. I miss working in a studio.
36. So art is another thing I will go back to college for.
37. I think, at the moment, I earn more money than anyone else in my family.
38. I'm thankful to have a job that allows me to pay off debt and help support the household.
39. And you'd probably think I'm crazy for wanting to walk away from it to go volunteer overseas in the near future.
40. I think I'm crazy for wanting to walk away from it to go volunteer overseas in the near future.
41. But if He says go, I have to go.
42. But I'm worried I may have missed it.
43. I'm looking into buying a new car.
44. More for my parents after I'm gone than for me now.
45. But I feel a bit guilty about it.
46. Even though we need a dependable car.
47. It's been a tough year.
48. When I heard God say it would be a year of change, I expected that to mean finally living in England.
49. I didn't expect that to mean losing both of my grandfathers w/in a month of each other.
50. Or being given more responsibilities at work that add on major stress.
51. Or a dozen other changes that I wasn't expecting.
52. So I'm a bit relieved this year is almost over.
53. I can't believe this year is almost over!
54. Time passes faster the older I get.
55. I don't think that's fair.
56. I'm a pack rat.
57. But I always end up using what I keep.
58. It's uncanny.
59. I usually never use the word "uncanny."
60. But it's a cool word.
61. I went through all of last school year never being absent because I was sick.
62. Which is ironic because when I was in school I did everything I could to miss school.
63. But this year I've already missed 4 days.
64. I feel like I've been sick since school started in August.
65. Did I mention I'm a Kindergarten teacher?
66. It's fun.
67. I just hate that they have to take a standardized test in January.
68. I'm actually quite worried about it.
69. I haven't taught them everything I need to teach them.
70. I'd love to be an English teacher.
71. But I'm not delusional.
72. I'm quite aware teenagers will probably not enjoy reading and explicating literature as much as I do.
73. Besides, I don't think I can work w/ teenagers.
74. I wouldn't know how to relate to them.
75. The little ones are more for me.
76. So I have mad respect for people who can work w/ teens.
77. God bless them!
78. I'm addicted to chapstick.
79. Actually, Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, to be exact.
80. I can't leave home w/o it.
81. And lip gloss.
82. So makeup will be another thing I compulsively buy.
83. Even though I don't always wear it.
84. Or wear a lot of it.
85. I like watching football.
86. I've only played a couple times in my life.
87. With friends in college.
88. My brothers and uncles wouldn't let me play w/ them when we were little.
89. But I'm not bitter.
90. I think I like baseball more though.
91. At least I like going to baseball games.
92. I've never been to a pro football game.
93. That's on my "Things To Do Before I Die" list.
94. I've crossed things off that list already.
95. Like see U2 in concert and go on a blind date.
96. But there's still a lot on there.
97. However, it's all mental.
98. I have yet to write it out.
99. I shall have to do that over Christmas break.
100. I still have a lot to say.
101. But I'll stop at 101.

1 comment:

dani said...

Too funny!

-come on over Aaron will teach you how to ride a bike.

-you can learn to roller blade together

-I'll be praying about your hubby. He is the one you will travel the world with. I'm almost sure of it. ;)

-You don't really want to be an English teacher. You want to teach creative writing or art. Teaching English to a bunch of teenagers would be a nightmare. Teaching creative writing would be fun and artistic.

-You sound like you are planning to kick the bucket pretty soon with all the talk about buying a car and leaving it to your folks. Hope you don't. I'd miss you.

-I think you'll be getting a lot of lip gloss and Burts Bees wax for Christmas.

-Next time Mark plays flag football I'll have him give you a call.

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