Saturday, February 26, 2011

My "Jack of All Trades, King of None" Life

I have 29 books on my shelf (literally on the top shelf of my three-shelf-bookcase) that I want to read and 42 others (all ARCs/Galleys) that I may or may not get to. I am currently three books—well, actually four if you include the Book of Mormon—which I do—since I'm reading it. Then there are 3 or 4 books that I NEED to read again b/c my life is better when I reread them. ("Tuesdays With Morrie," "Making Loss Matter," "Letters To A Young Poet," & "To Draw Closer to God")

I have a ton of blogs I need to catch up on, a bazillion others I want to read and research, my blog—which I have completely neglected, and a poetry blog that I am determined to write on much more in the near future.

I have a piano that I adore but with whom I don't nearly spend enough time. I need to write some new music and I need to schedule another music night soon.

I haven't done anything with my sign language in the last two years and I feel a strong desire to change that.

I recently finished my first draft of my first book and am relieved. I need to take a break from it so I can remember how much I love it and the principles inside.

I have a family I adore and can't get enought of, a niece who is growing up way too fast across the country, and parents who I could never, even if I truly tried, tell them how much their support, love, and prayers are felt in my life.

I have an amazing best friend who makes me laugh, listens, and calms my soul. He is a delight in my life and I'm pretty sure I finagled something up in Heaven so that he could be in my life right now.

I have roommates that I struggle with and roommates that I adore and I'm sure they feel the same way about me. I wish I could do more for them but I guess we will just take it one day at a time.

I have a job I love but hate. I love the job but hate the pay and location. I am hoping to change both of those, and my job, soon.

If you made it this far, wow! Most likely if you did, you know me, and so you know that I'm passionate about life. Being a passionate person, mixed with a whole lot of ADHD, a dash of full blown independence, and a hint of feminism, makes for a mess. I will say this though, I LOVE my mess of a life and can't wait to see what the future holds in store!


Brandon Burnham said...

"I recently finished my first draft of my first book and am relieved."


smiliesar said...

You list exhausts me but I know you can do it! You are so talented and awesome!!!!

Heidisan said...

You are AMAZING and TOTALLY up to the challenge! I love you.