30 Days of Lists


I have to say, day four of listing and it’s a bit heavier than I was planning. Maybe I am just off this week and so I am taking it too seriously; I don’t know.

Today we listed our “favorite time wasters”(a bit of an oxymoron yet all too easy to think of), but yesterday we were asked to list “Things Younger Me Would Like About Current Me”. Instead of running to pick up my pen and fill a page, I lost my breath and went to the shower – my thinking place.

I am not the person younger me would be excited about . . . somewhere along the way I got off track.

I guess it depends on the age of younger me, really. Eight year old me would think that I am awesome. I owns lots of different kinds of pens and I write my thoughts on a blog and people read them. I know the words to lots of songs and I live in a big city with fun things to do. I am no longer taking piano lessons. I’m married and I’m a fun mom. Eight year old me would love all that.

24 year old me would be sorely disappointed with me. I don’t know that I am going to list the ways here (that hasn’t been assigned yet) but it would read for a great New Year’s Resolution post. Maybe I’ll make that list on the back of the other and then go journal through those thoughts.

Seriously, I don’t think the girls who came up with this idea meant to cause this much introspection. One of them wrote “I’m still in love with Pepsi.” Another wrote, “I still play video games”. Yeah, I’m overthinking.

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4 Responses to 30 Days of Lists

  1. Julia says:

    Really…the 24yo never thought you would be married, have children, be the fun Mom? I beg to differ you are where you are meant to be. Yes there is struggle and a great deal of prayer but you are truly and amazing person and probably even better than the 24yo you!

  2. Alisha says:

    Well, 18 year old me didn’t think that 35 year old me would be reading a thing called a blog, searching for nuggets of wisdom from my then roommates friend. It’s amazing what God can do.

  3. Debbie says:

    That’s a hard topic! I love you just the way you are!! I just read this this morning–Phil 1:6 “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Great reminder :).


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