Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dreams, Goals, Accomplishments yet "To Do"

As 30 drew near and as I settle in to being a 30 yr old, it brings much reminiscing of what I have accomplished with my time here on earth but also of what I would still like to achieve and dreams that I desire to be fulfilled. I got out a piece of paper and drew a line down the middle and wrote things down to help me sort it out in my brain. I love making lists; it helps me "sort" through all kinds of things. Settles my mind a bit. Anyway, I thought I would like to share some of these things with you, my few precious readers. So, here goes.
Accomplishments/Dreams fulfilled:
1. Water baptized at 11 & saved at a young age!
2. Graduated from highschool (with) a ceremony, some of you know what I mean.
3. Dream of becoming a cheerleader came true (cheered in junior college at ICC)
4. Was "cover girl" for K-State women's calender
5. Graduated with bachelor from Kansas State University
6. Have travelled to some cool places like Las Vegas, S. Padre Island, Panama City Beach, FL, Chicago, Minneapolis, Canada, Colorado, Bahamas.....
7. Trained myself and became a lifeguard
8. Found my prince charming and had our dream wedding a year later
9. Honeymooned in Maui
10. Became a MOMMY!
11. Became an Illinois country girl and a stay at home mommy.
So there is that. There are other things I have done that I am proud of too, as well as some things that I am not so proud of. But thats how we learn and grow, makes us stronger..
Now, here is a list of things I would still like to achieve..

To Do:

1. Become a Mommy for a second time!
2. Do some things to help serve in the church (like music, or nursery)
3. Continue to jog and eat well
4. Participate in a marathon to benefit a charity
5. Learn to play piano again
6. Take a ballet class
7. Make some new friends (not that I don't Love and adore my old friends!)
8. Continue to walk and grow closer to the Lord
9. Travel some new places (some faaaraway places like Europe, Australia, Isreal, Japan, and Alaska; and not so faraway places like NYC, LA, San Diego, Virgin Islands...oh and many more
10. Continue to do my paintings and pursue art gift/passion
11. Learn to sew a bit
12. Cook/bake a bit more
13. Start or join a book club
14. Own a cabin on the lake
14. Become an Auntie again! and again, Hi Sisters!
15. Buy Stephen a vintage corvette :)
16. Own a successful business in retro/vintage/shabby chic decor and assist people in their decorating needs
17. Take horseback riding lessons-get a horse too?
18. Take some more floral design classes
19Whew, I'm tired, I think thats good for now.....

I think by sharing these dreams and desires it will help hold me more accountable to actually following through with them. Thank you for taking your valuable time to read and let me share with you. Have a beautiful day my friends.


Mindy M. Harris said...

perfect, sister. hope to get to do some of those things with you. your painting for Daddy is AMAZING. i am proud to call you sister and friend.

Ryan and Erin said...

This one got me choked up sister!!! :) I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. You are so gifted in so many ways. I've always looked up to you and still do to this day. What awesome footsteps my sisters have left for me to walk proudly behind...Loving you much!