The writing challenge is called 365 Writing Prompts. It’s in the form of an Ebook….so I downloaded it and will be starting that today.
How about right now?
What’s the 11th item on your bucket list?
To tell the truth….I don’t have a bucket list. I haven’t really thought of making a bucket list. With this prompt…maybe I should make a bucket list. What exactly is a bucket list? A way to give your life some great goals. Hmmmm. Maybe I will come back later with my bucket list. Then when I get them done, I will post about them as I cross them off my list. I will do a little research and get back to you on this one.
A new year, a new idea. I am going to try Word Press’s Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog. It’s a time for challenging my writing and creativity. Since I am not working yet. Looking for jobs, sending out resumes etc. I will still have some extra time to write. So I am up for a challenge….I hope. Why not try, right? Well, it will be a challenge I am willing to tackle.
Last year I did 30 days of Thankfulness so this year I am going to do it again. I need to get back in the swing of being grateful for everything God has given to me. I have been stuck in the angry mode for the past few months and need to start back on the positive train. So every night, I will write about what thankfulness. If I miss one, be prepared for 2 in one or something like that. LOL
Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
This is me. Julie. taken approximately one month ago.
15 interesting facts
1. I am a single mom of an 8 year old daughter
2. I have returned to college to get my BA in Psychology and certification in Chemical Dependency Counseling
3. I grew up on farm in north Iowa.
4. I attended and graduated from Waldorf College in Forest City IA
5. I was a camp counselor/supervisor for 8 summer – Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp, EWALU, and Sugar Creek
6. I used to be involved in Clown Ministry
7. I love all kinds of recreation and games
8. I had the VGS surgery 8/11/11 – have lost total of 98 pounds so far.
9. I love tulips.
10. I can juggle
11. My favorite drink is Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid
12. I volunteer at LifeChurch.tv and my church here
13. I lived in 5 different states
14. I love contemporary Christian music….Best Band is Mercy Me.
15. I have a unique talent(?) of tripping over nothing.
Day 18: Which lights are better: white or colored and blinking or still? I love all lights. I like them blinking and I like them still….I don’t have any up this year….because I am moving next week. I miss having lights and the tree up. I am so not in the Christmas spirit this year. It makes me sad. but better days are coming, right?
Good Morning. I don’t usually blog in the morning, but today I am just going to try something different.
After spending a fair amount of time feeling sorry for myself, for reasons that are just about what I think I need, I am starting this day with a newer vision. I realize that people are fallible. I sure am. I make mistakes. Sometimes unknowingly and sometimes not. I can apologize when the reality smacks me square in the face. But moving forward instead being held back by my unwanting to come to terms of what is.
People change. Situations change. Sometimes my “old” brain struggles to keep up. But, it’s a new week. I have a whole 7 more days of living differently this week. Tonight I am meeting up with an old friend. I am sure we will have lots of laughs, maybe tears, who knows. What I do know is that being with old friends remind me of how far I have come. I will relish in the changes I have made along with the changes of my friend. Life isn’t meant to be alone.
This week’s message at http://live.lifechurch.tv is about “Two-Gather”. The message is all about having the right people around us. This is an important biblical principle for all of us, but it’s especially important for new believers. New believers need to be surrounded by Christians who can encourage and support them in the life-changes they’re making to follow Christ. Life is best done in community. ”For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them. Matthew 18:20 NLT
Today, I am doing life together. With fellow students in class, with old friends and new. We weren’t meant to be alone.
I challenge you today to share with someone your life. Be it a friend, neighbor, co-worker. Smile, talk, have a coffee together. That is what life is all about. I am with YOU heart and soul!!
“The continual awareness of what was going on made me feel ashamed I wasn’t saying anything. I burst out because I could no longer play that game any more, it was just too much for me.”
(oh btw…weight loss this morning…another 3 pounds!! woohoo!!)
AJ, me, Danny, Karen