Dream far and big and wide.
January 18, 2011 § Leave a comment
As I sit here listening to Louis & Ella, all I can say is, y’all, it has been quite the day. Less than 24hours after landing from Chi(cago), I am without a real voice, an empty sinus cavity, a throat that can stop coughing, a pain-free back (day 7), and my car. Don’t ask me how, but driving down Wade Avenue resulted in a blown right front tire, which was one of my only two good tires, and I’m out both my dignity and a serious wad of cash. I did, however, meet a real nice man who drove me and Marlene over to my mechanics in his real big truck!
He said I was hilarious.
That improved things.
Out of respect to my time with me, myself, & I (Personalities #2, 14, and 26, respectively), there will be no run down of my time in Chi-town. Lots of alone time to think over things, talk with an all-loving God, and make some new friends. Random people that made my life better in the mere minutes I knew them.
I can say that during this “Cone of Silence”, I decided I needed to dream more. Grander. Dream less about boys and more big dreams. Huge dreams.
What-can-I-do-with-my-life dreams. No-holds-barred-ignore-the-status-quo-bullshit dreams.
With the soundtrack of John Mark McMillan, dreaming becomes easier. You know, John Mark:
What emerged are 11 resolutions for 2011.
*Get to (this many) pounds.
2) Run two half marathons.
C) Noticeably improve both your Spanish and Czech.
Delta] Travel as far south as you can in Florida. Swim in its ocean.
Elephant> Purchase a plane ticket to Thailand. Then Uganda. Then Prague.
Seis) Complete a personal devotional slash study. Have another girl on the journey, too.
Heaven on seven) Work your way through a cookbook.
Ok, ok, ok….at least start.
8 pipers piping) Take @ least a month of voice lessons.
Nerf ball) Pray weekly for all of your family. Each and every single one.
Ten-nis ball) Laugh heartily once a day.
ELEVEN) Love even more. Even when it’s hard.
Do you draft up resolutions?
Am I privileged enough to know some of them? 🙂