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Fabulous Fridays: #52Lists Project

52listsThis week’s list is to list the difficult moments in the past that have shaped your life for the better. Some of these may seem a little strange, so I have tried to add a brief explanation where applicable.

  • My Father’s Death: I truly do not believe that I would have went to college or became a writer if my father were still alive. I was the kind of girl who believed her father if he said, “Oh, you can’t do that!” So when he died, I spread my wings a bit and now I know he is looking down on me and cheering me on to do even more.
  • My Mother’s Death: When my mom died. I had to learn independence. There was no one to run to like before. I had to learn how to have confidence in my decisions and to plan ahead because any decision I make could have long-term consequences.
  • Divorce: I truly believe there are a lot of lessons in a failed marriage, both good and bad.
  • Having children: Ask anyone, labor is “difficult” but when you hold your children for the first time, it is the only way you can ever understand your mother’s own love for you.
  • Financial trouble: Money troubles are hard, but getting through them shows that you are stronger than you think. It teaches you a thing or two about responsibility and also shows that it takes so much more than money to break you.
  • Crisis of faith: This one is very hard…sometimes it is hard to believe in something that offers no concrete proof. Reconciling the spiritual with the physical is often open to interpretation and some years are easier than others. But I’m pretty sure we grow from these experiences and get better with time.

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Fabulous Fridays #52Lists Projects

I apologize for not posting these in a timely fashion. I am hoping to do a little better but I have been swamped with some other work and personal things that have been going on. List 16 asks us to “List our Essentials.” I’m not totally sure what qualifies as an “essential” but I am assuming that it is something you can’t live without. Taking out the obvious essentials such as food, water, air, etc…Here are mine:

  • Books
  • Pen and paper
  • Computer
  • The Internet (substituting for TV and my DVDS LOL)
  • My “lucky” Van Halen shirt
  • Tennis racket
  • Can of tennis balls

I would have thought my list would have been a lot longer, but that’s what I could come up with. What’s on yours?

Until next time,

Julie

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Fabulous Fridays: #52Lists Project

This week’s list: List the ways in which you can cleanse your life for Spring.

This one is kind of hard. I’m a pretty “clean” person anyway and I have already conducted my “spring cleaning” for the year in a literal sense, but I have been thinking lately about how I can make my world run a little more smoothly so here is what I have come up with:

  1. Get myself on a proper schedule. (i.e. wake up at the same time, go to bed at the same time, eat dinner at the same time, etc…)
  2. Eat healthier
  3. Exercise properly
  4. Make better lists so that things actually get accomplished and I feel a sense of accomplishment
  5. Get rid of things that I don’t need
  6. Clean the basement (That one is a biggie. It’s a little scary down there! LOL)
  7. Make a point to take time away from technology and spend a little time in silence.
  8. Connect with the natural world a bit more and not be as harried.

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