“I’m not sure what I’ll do, but-well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald
Each year my goal is to grow, learn, and see all that I can. Sometimes I think that I’ve become more immature, lost knowledge, and seen the exact same things as the last year. But my goal still remains the same.
I learned a lot, forgot a lot.
Broke some stuff, made some stuff.
Said goodbye to some friends,……..didn’t introduce myself to any new friends.
Knitted more than was good for me.
Struggled with some stuff.
Surprise, I’m an introvert.
The whole going to drivers ed for 4 hours every day with 64 teenagers was a new kind of hell. It brought me to tears every day and then on one fun day….I hurled.
On my special shirt too.
Many road trips revived my love for travel and my desire to see the world.
I read a lot.
At least I tried to expand my reading list beyond young adult fiction.
But no matter how hard I tried to enjoy The Scarlett Letter
I couldn’t help thinking…”Good gosh woman, MOVE TO A DIFFERENT TOWN….idiot.”
I listened to a ton of music and found my place in the 70s with a little 80s rock thrown in. I found that I really don’t enjoy most modern music so the classic jams of Kansas, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Simon and Garfunkal and many many others kept me company. 🙂
I started my own business and have done pretty well for myself.
I have not decided on what to do after high school, I have no clue who Fidel Castro is and I have never seen the movie “Flubber.”
But other than that I’d say I’ve learned a lot, seen a bunch, and found many things that I enjoy.
A few people have asked me this year what I want to be when I grow up.
Award for the worst question ever.
I have no idea. The options list has gone anywhere from fashion consultant to joining the marines.
I feel like I’d be a great sniper.
Anyway, the only things that I can see in my future are these,
- I will be a person who is not ashamed to share her faith.
- I will be someone who takes risks.
- Someone who shares what she feels when it’s hard.
- I will be someone who makes a lot of mistakes.
- I will probably not be a very good lady.
- I will probably not be a very good follower.
- I will not be afraid to stand up for what is right.
- I will learn to love God with my mind.
- I will go on adventures.
- I will seize every moment, every opportunity.
- And I will learn to love every moment of life.
These are my New Years Resolutions.
2015, come at me bro.