I talk a lot about Jesus, God's promises, and all sorts of questions that I hope will explore the work of the Holy Spirit. I use this space to try to unravel what God is doing in my life, and the lives of the people I care about. This is my life, and I write about it all the same.
The “Not Shit” list for this semester
Learning the personal value and meaning of teaching.
Enjoying alone time (THANK GOD.)
Dancing all the time, everywhere.
Deciding to give up some habits I didn’t legitimately enjoy:
Apologizing when I don’t mean it.
Contributing to much to people who don’t contribute anything (these are the friends I left).
Alcohol (for the most part)
Doubt (bits and pieces)
Asking before I listen.
Asking for the wrong things because I’m not listening.
Not sitting still.
Being angry and letting it stay. Screw that. I’m moving on.
Painting my nails. I have no time or patience, and I love to bite my nails against the obvious health risks, so yeah, no thanks.
Dressing up or down when I don’t feel like it. Dressing how I don’t feel in general.
Meaning things I don’t say and saying things I don’t mean (in progress, lol).
Tea/Coffee/Hot beverages I don’t really enjoy
Encouraging my lovely friends to be bold, and seeing them happy and happier.
The look on the face of someone who enjoys dancing with you.
Really good food, even fast.
Keeping commitments and gaining endurance by whittling out the crap.
Allowing myself to dream.
Forgetting “common sense”; living my freaking life and letting it unravel as it should.
Dancing when you get out of the shower out of habit.
Having an old boombox in my room.
My own room. My own kitchen. My dogs. All the time.
Leaving my things everywhere and progressively becoming more responsible and also giving less shits for when I’m a slob, because I know I will when I can and I have systems that work that are easy to follow for as soon as that does happen.
Seeing my family happier.
Taking care of my dogs.
Singing whenever I want (rarely in public, but who knows later).
I am a second-grade teacher and pastor-to-be who loves people. I spend my weekends with friends or wandering the museums of DC alone and with a journal, trying to put words on the places of the soul that still feel wordless. I spent most of my days at school trying to learn patience through my students and running on sheer nerdy passion.
I follow Jesus Christ, and savor that as my most important identity--that I am a child of God, as are infinite others, regardless of their other identities. Christ is my one thing.
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