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Kimberleighpaints's Life List

  1. 1. meet my sister in person
    1 entry . 21 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. become able to survive on my own with my kids
    9 entries . 18 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. live in the moment, enjoy the good times and quit worrying over the shitty ones
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. breathe more take more time for me
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. reduce my environmental footprint
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    455 people
  6. 6. declutter get rid of stuff I dont need
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. inspire others to be happy
    9 cheers
    2 people
  8. 8. learn more about paganism
    4 entries . 7 cheers
    27 people
  9. 9. live, not merely exist, without so much fear
    3 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. find peace of mind from the pain in my past
    2 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. learn to make pottery
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    46 people
  12. 12. create a quilt
    5 entries . 6 cheers
    3 people
  13. 13. climb a mountain or a very large hill..LOL
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. swim in the ocean
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    326 people
  15. 15. Get my High School Diploma
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    258 people
  16. 16. like myself more
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    72 people
  17. 17. travel around scotland
    2 cheers
    6 people
  18. 18. paint more
    7 cheers
    1,446 people
  19. 19. forgive
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,036 people
  20. 20. Visit B.C.
    1 cheer
    8 people
  21. 21. list 43 things that i like about myself
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    137 people
  22. 22. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy
    3 entries
    181 people
  23. 23. Get to know myself
    3 entries
    124 people
  24. 24. disclose 43 random THINGS about myself
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    49 people
  25. 25. Practice Yoga
    1 cheer
    4,258 people
  26. 26. Find a new family doctor
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  27. 27. Come to a place where I can accept that I am not perfect and be ok with it...
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. write a book
    2 cheers
    31,381 people
  29. 29. learn how to make stained glass
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    17 people
  30. 30. lose the weight i need to lose and keep it off
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    513 people
  31. 31. Only allow people to matter to me that I matter to
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. find a nwe place to live and accept I may be alone there
    1 person

How I did it
How to accept death
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to stop allowing people to make me feel less about myself
It took me
35 years
It made me

How to stop buying bread, just make it!
It took me
2 years
It made me

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Recent entries
become able to survive on my own with my kids (read all 9 entries…)
decision set in motion

it has been almost 2 weeks since I told my husband I wanted a separation…he hasnt accepted yet but I feel freer.. The sooner I can move on the better…it will be a battle with him I know and I am sourcing a good lawyer as I will need it…until the end of june we have agreed to not say anything to kids.. for me it was to let them enjoy the remainder of school without the added stress of a move or anything, for him he hopes to convince me to stay I think..but I cant I dont want to…I need to be happy and it isnt happening here…

lose the weight i need to lose and keep it off (read all 2 entries…)
20 pounds!!

I am down below 200 pounds for the first time in 11 years!!! YAY!!

Today I started aquafit.. it was awesome.. aerobics and yoga done in the water :)

I am really feeling for the first time some hope to seeing the size I want again.. but trying to be proud that I am 2 sizes smaller already :)

discover my purpose in life (read all 2 entries…)
not necessarily my purpose but some fulfillment

I love my job.. it is tedious and hard and full of emotional pitfalls but.. damnit i love it.

I make a difference I have a set of clients I care for that have early stage ALzheimers and even though there memories are gone most days they remember me.. I come in and it may take a few seconds but then they say OH its you!! yay! They request me :) That feels good!

I spend my days holding hands of people who are dying way too soon.. and I matter to them I make their lives less painful just because I care for them…

One assignment can do nothing for himself, and he rarely if ever speaks I walk into his room and he smiles, he holds my hand when he is scared when we are moving him and it calms him.. and he speaks literally conversations to me.. tells me I am a good girl and nice and about his cat at home, even called me good looking one day.. WOW! The nurse was dumbfounded, he never reacts to much, but for me he eats his dinner and lights up when I laugh with him,

I have found where I am supposed to be, it just took me 35 years and a group of people who most write off as hopeless to show me where I belong :)

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