Friday, March 02, 2007

What have I been up to?

The answer to that question is... just work? I've been fortunate enough to have an amazing husband that isn't pressuring me to work more than 20 hours a week so that I'll have time to do whatever I want (plus house work). Yet since I've sent my grad school applications in mid january, I really can't say I've done anything but work. Weeks fly by and before I know it, I'm already in March and waiting anxiously to see what the next couple of months hold for me.

So instead of just wasting this precious time away (cos, really, when am I ever going to ever have this time to work part time and do whatever I want with the rest of my time?!) I should really think about how I want to spend this time in my life.

here's what I've come up with:

  • spend more time blogging.
I think for a while I wasn't sure how I felt about the whole blogging business. It was a good way to communicate my thoughts and events of my life to the rest of the world that I don't necessary see or speak to often... but it seems so impersonal. I wasn't sure how much of myself I wanted to put on a blog... but I've decided to think of blogging as a way to not just communicate my thoughts and events of my life, but to also record memories. I like that. The recording memories... I'm all about recording memories
  • read the bible.

I received a RAK of a Picture Bible from a very generous person and it's changed my world. I've never been able to read the bible without getting bored but this picture bible is well... INTERESTING! Aside from having pictures it gives me the story without the crazy jumble language that I have to decode and try to understand what in the world was happening and to whom. I actually GET IT....which has been amazing because it's like a really good book I don't want to put down when I start reading. I'm reminded of all the old sunday school stories I've learned as a child and now I'm able to question and grow and deepen my faith by not just taking everything at face vaule. There are so many questions and I'm glad I'm surround by the people at work & mike to bounce my questions off of. It has pushed me to really try to understand this whole God business on another level. I Love It!
  • scrapbook/photography/art.
The passions of my life... I want to use this time to do more. I don't want to wake up on day as a full time student and say I wish I had more time to scrapbook when I can totally take advantage of the time now. I want to visit more museums, learn more photography skills, develop my style in scrapbooking…
  • travel.

I know this part needs money to accomplish... but somehow, someway... it'll get done.
  • get into music again. I miss loving music and having it compliment my life. I'm loving jazz and I think mike wants to go to a jazz club this month so that would be really fun. I'm hooked on Jason Mraz's I'm Yours and Jack Johnson's Better Together. We just watched Music & Lyrics that other day and I'm loving the single Way Back Into Love.
  • keep growing as a person.

I don’t want to stop learning new things or think up new ideas to better live out this life. I want to dream big and figure out how to make my dreams reality.

As crazy as things have been lately, God has been good. He’s been ever so faithful. I think it’s so cool to be able to look at all the blessings from God and see His hand at work in our lives.

Well see if I really carry out all these things in the time I have in this stage of my life… at least this entry will be a good reminder for me to look at of all the things I should be doing rather than just wondering where the time went. Time is a funny thing. It isn’t something you can get back and one it’s gone, it’s gone. It’s not something you can change and redo… just something you have to take advantage of the moment you realize how precious time is. I like to think that I capture time in every picture I take and every scrapbook page I create. I like to think that recording it down in my moleskin is another way to remember the event and thoughts and feelings that I had at that time. To me, that really is priceless.

oh, and we got the wii finally! Come over and play!


  1. shoespitter said...

    recording memories... i like that :)