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

Thursday, July 01, 2010

13 minutes 'til 30

Months ago I imagined myself spending hours blogging in my new decade of life, but life happened and blogging got pushed to the back burner.  So now, with 13 minutes left of my twenties I'm taking a few minutes to ponder the previous decade.  At some point I'd like to make a list of 30 things I may wish to do in my 30s, but tonight I'll make a list of 20 things I accomplished in my 20s.  So, in no particular order . . .

20 In My 20's
A not-so comprehensive list of 20 accomplishments from my 2nd decade 
  1. Earned a college degree (B.A. in English, minor in Studio Art).
  2. Earned a teaching certificate (in Early Childhood - 4th grade with an ESL endorsement).
  3. Paid off 1 student loan (only 2 more to go!  :o/ ) and 2 credit cards I got when I started college.
  4. Bought a house (with my parents, I must say).
  5. Bought TWO cars (one's paid off, the other not so much).
  6. Was a bridesmaid for dear friends 3x over.
  7. Became an international traveler by visiting places such as France, Italy, South Korea, China (these first 4 were technically in my late teens, but I'll tack them on to my 20s travels), Mexico (5x or more!), Uzbekistan & England (6x!).
  8. Lived in another country for the most part of a year.
  9. Volunteered in a night shelter for nearly a year.
  10. Became a big city driver (if you were there when I first learned to drive then you would know what a huge accomplishment this was!).
  11. Made numerous, dear life-long friends.
  12. Developed a deeper relationship with God.
  13. Became an aunt (4x!), although I technically didn't have anything to do with that . . .
  14. Developed a love for cooking.
  15. Became a grown-up with a real job and everything!
  16. Attended 2 U2 concerts w/ my brothers!
  17. Discovered a love for children and a passion for teaching.
  18. Conquered my fears and rode the Texas Cyclone at Astroworld before it was dismantled.
  19. Cut off and donated 11" of hair to Locks of Love.
  20. Developed a deeper love for reading and learning and read hundreds of thousands of beautifully written words!
  21. Began a blog!*
I'm sure there's more, but I'll leave it at that for now.  Here's to my new decade and whatever new adventures await me!

*This is my bonus one, so please pardon me for not keeping the list at 20 . . . but it's my birthday and I'll post what I want to!
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