Thursday, November 8, 2012
I looked at the date yesterday and realized that I will be turning 30 in exactly one month.
Now, I am not one of those people who is dreading it. I am actually kind of excited. Many people have a list of things they'd like to do before turning a certain age. I've never made one.
Although there are definitely things I'd still like to do one day....
I didn't finish college. I would like to. At least for the education aspect. Not really for the accomplishment. There are some people who get a degree just to get one, even though what they have a degree in is not what they find interesting. Me, I just enjoy learning. And I would love to finish my degree in phsychology and counseling one day. I find people fascinating. I find how our minds work completely fascinating. I also like to know why people act a certain way. Like what in their life made them the way they are. It all fascinates me. So one day, after my kids are grown, I think I'd like to finish.
I want to run a second half marathon. I am about to run my first on Sunday, but I feel like this has been more of a "practice round." I'd like to train seriously again one day and go for "time"... This first go, I'm doing it for other reasons, more personal, and just crossing the finish line on that day will be enough for me. But the second one, I'd like to be a little more serious with the training and health part and really try to get finished in an amazing time.
I would love to have a boutique one day. A mixture of modern and vintage. Home decor, and accessories.
I would love to have a thriving womens minstry in our church one day. I have a heart for other women and I think connection, encouragement, and face to face time with one another is good for the soul. good for moms, good for working women, good for all of us. And I would love for that ministry to expand beyond the church.
I would love to write a book one day. I would love to write the details of my story that have never been told. I feel like I'm supposed to.
I would love to have another baby. Not sure when. But I know we aren't done yet. People always say you just know when your done...We know we aren't.
I would love to travel. First as a family, with our kids, and then just me and Brandon once the kids are older. I want to go to Spain and Ireland the most.
These are all pretty broad. I realize that. I have plenty of small things I'd like to do too, but mostly..I just want to live. Like truly live. And I don't mean in some crazy big way like going sky diving or swimming with sharks. I just simply mean living.
Today. This day. Wherever I am. Happy in it. Finding the joy in it. Not always looking for the next big thing or event or thing to scratch off. Not looking for tomorrow to hurry and come or for "this" to happen before I'm happy.
I just want to live today happy and thankful.
And I feel like living this way, each day....all those big things my heart wants? they'll happen.
But I'll know I didn't miss the little things, while waiting for the bigger. You know?
That's truly my heart.
Do you have something you would love to do one day? Big or small?
I'd love to hear it.