i dont want to simply survive it, i want to like it. i dont want to wake up and loathe my job, i want to think of the new day as a lovely adventure. i want to love my kids and who they are, not just think of the behaviors i despise. i want to have fun. :)
um_okay's Life List
1. read the entire Bible
2. publish something
3. get a passport and use it
4. give something huge to someone
5. make the worship team
6. finish crocheting the baby blanket
7. create my own happiness
8. be a florist
9. teach a college class
10. move into an apartment with a fireplace, wood floors, white farm sink, and a claw-footed bathtub
11. start my Phd
12. be a childrens author
13. get a second master's degree in a field of science
So I have less than a month until my year is up for this goal. Here’s my progress on all parts…
-completed most of my master’s program, or had finished most of my first year of teaching
Check. I am well on my way to graduation in May. YEA.
-tithed my income
I was. Then I quit going to church. I am donating what is equivalent to tithing though, so I am going to say that this is still done.
-finished the entire bible
Ehm. No. I was doing well, but then my consistency plummeted.
-helped A. come to Christ
I rarely even talk to him anymore. I prayed about it and gave invitations, but it just didn’t happen. I don’t know how I even feel about this type of goal anymore. I wouldn’t want someone praying feverishly that I become Buddhist or Muslim or any other religion. I am happy the way I am. I’m sure he is happy the way he is too, or else he would change. That’s my rationale at this point.
-started volunteering consistently
-gained a new sense of confidence in all aspects of my life, and thrown away worry
Definitely gained confidence. G and H have shown me how to loosen up and worry less. I realize that I’m not the only self-conscious one. Humans are more alike than we realize. It’s okay to be more open about things. It’s okay to be vocal.
-found my voice
I’m getting there. I’ve performed, but I still get really nervous. I hate to sing for only a few people, as weird as that is. I don’t like direct focus to be on my music.
-done something spectacular and unforgettable
I have experienced so many unforgettable things in the past two and a half months. Love.
-given something huge to someone
Maybe I have given something intangible, like love or encouragement. Those can be huge. I don’t feel that I’ve accomplished what my true intention of this goal was though. I’m not sure how to accomplish it.
this is far away. but i am really working on it. im getting better at guitar, and im taking voice lessons. im getting prepared, and i can tell its helping. one day…