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nichka's Life List

  1. 1. Believe in myself
    1 entry . 47 cheers
    1,343 people
  2. 2. lose weight
    5 entries . 6 cheers
    42,100 people
  3. 3. get in better shape
    5 entries . 6 cheers
    928 people
  4. 4. be more grateful
    2 entries . 14 cheers
    272 people
  5. 5. Fall in love
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    27,212 people
  6. 6. have conversations late into the night with fascinating people
    1 entry . 17 cheers
    2,044 people
  7. 7. finish my masters degree
    4 entries . 15 cheers
    514 people
  8. 8. visit my grandma more often
    1 entry . 16 cheers
    31 people
  9. 9. Have my first kiss
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    1,338 people
  10. 10. learn Russian
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    2,818 people
  11. 11. Learn Spanish
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    18,259 people
  12. 12. become better at small-talk
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2,007 people
  13. 13. pray for my family and friends
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. write a children's book
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    1,449 people
  15. 15. inspire others
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    667 people
  16. 16. live in a foreign country
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    2,435 people
  17. 17. learn sign language
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    8,503 people
  18. 18. Travel to Alaska
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    160 people
  19. 19. go on a cruise
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    4,761 people
  20. 20. live in New York City
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    2,842 people
  21. 21. be artistic again.
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    6 people
  22. 22. spend less time on the internet
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1,064 people
  23. 23. love myself no matter what size I am
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    17 people
  24. 24. tell someone how i really feel
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    22 people
  25. 25. win the lottery
    1 entry
    4,027 people
  26. 26. fall asleep outside watching the stars with someone i care about
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    915 people
  27. 27. procrastinate less
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    1,809 people
  28. 28. live in europe
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,231 people
  29. 29. improve my vocabulary
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1,115 people
  30. 30. remember
    101 people
  31. 31. improve my guitar playing
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    299 people
  32. 32. watch Grey's Anatomy
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    3,824 people
  33. 33. design my own shoe
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    283 people
  34. 34. never, EVER grow up
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    781 people
  35. 35. Have a wish come true
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    111 people
  36. 36. be more self disciplined
    2 cheers
    175 people
  37. 37. create an online cv website
    1 cheer
    64 people
  38. 38. carpe diem
    4 cheers
    562 people
  39. 39. believe that everything happens for a reason
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    15 people
  40. 40. be more comfortable with hugs and kisses
    4 cheers
    6 people
  41. 41. find out who's subscribing to me :)
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    75 people
  42. 42. learn how to roll my Rs
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    327 people
Recent entries
finish my masters degree (read all 4 entries…)
Two courses to go!

My final year is going to be demanding, that’s all I can say. Teaching full time and working on my M.Ed part time evenings – is it worth it? I’m assuming the answer is ‘yes’, but at this current point, I question my initial decision.
Even though 4 courses last year left me exhausted, after my first class last Monday, I left feeling completely overwhelmed.
As I sit here reading these articles, I can foresee plenty more late, late nights. I fear I will be bonding with my computer moreso than with humans! Oh yeah, and a thesis – of which the first 2 chapters are supposed to be written by the end of this course (December)! I guess I need to finalize my topic ;)

believe that everything happens for a reason
"...and everything in its place"

There is a place for everything and I also think that there is a time for everything. We are all just visitors, and I truly think there is an ‘ultamite place’ for each and every one of us. Granted, the cause or reason for something happening may not be explainable at the time, or further down the road, which I usually find is the case. However, on further reflection, I’m amazed at how well choreographed life is. It’s the will of something more powerful than you or I. That just shows me that ahhh, “someone” up there knew it was going to happen the way it did, otherwise how? Confusing, yes?
Of course there is the pool of people who challenge this notion and always need to be in control of every situation. I’m not one of those people. I can take whatever is dished out at me, because even if I decided to alter some thought or action, it was meant to happen that way.

Believe in myself
How to...?

You ever have one of those days where you feel like there is no possible way that you can accomplish a thing? Well, that’s what is restricting me from ever attempting anything worthy of my efforts. I know I have much to offer. Too bad though, that I’m strapped in with the fear of failure, or moreso, the embarrassment and implications that it would play on my conscious. To some, It’s a ridiculous and foreign characteristic, but for me, it’s a big hesitation and would take a ginormous (gigantic+enormous) leap to think that I am as worthy or deserving.

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