General musings on the ups and downs and ins and outs in the life of a 30 something, unmarried, life loving, some times interesting and sometimes not, mostly happy girl just trying to figure it all out!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Things I am Looking Forward To

I've been thinking a lot about change in my life. As much as I want it, it's a bit scary! Even good change is hard. Why is that?
I keep coming back to a quote by Mark Kelley:

Do not waste your life, because life is there-all you have to do is reach out and embrace it. Anything is possible. Whatever your dream is, make it happen. Have courage. Start today. You will be amazed what life will give you in return for a little bit of courage.
Courage is a choice.
Be certain of one thing: The measure of your life will be the measure of your courage."

So here's to a good shot of courage! 
To help, I made a list of things I am looking forward to to push myself.

I am looking forward to...

... more play time
... less stress
... a closet big enough for my stuff
... my own place 
... enjoying things again
... playing with Nate and Lorelei
... the feeling of accomplishment
... walks with Van
... getting my stuff out of storage
... friends visiting again
... wine in my own glass
... cooking
... waking up and really looking forward to a day
... a new laptop
... my books
... my bookshelf
... a big bathtub
... feeling more in control
... less responsibility for others
... more focus on me
... NIKI!!!


  1. I love it AshHam. Whenever you get freaked, just read your list! :)

  2. LOVE IT! and i looooved your christmas card - what a nice surprise that was when I arrived home last night (:


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Playing with and keeping up with my nephew and niece take up a lot of my time. Van Geaux takes up the rest of it. Work is an afterthought most days! I like to be outside- but not when it's too hot. I get bored at my desk all day. Niki keeps my world spinning and without her and AC I'd lose it. My work ethic crashes at 4 p.m. daily and I live my sweet puppy and my hedgehog whenever I am not at Niki's. I truly believe naps are quality pass-time events, and sometimes I say bad words at work. I'm pretty sure I'm insane on multiple levels and I believe rules don't apply to me.
It seems that my life is quite entertaining. I didn't realize this myself, but was informed of it by my friends- who are rather entertained by tales of my life occurrences.

I'm far from a professional writer. These are just stories, comments, and other items for simple amusement. Hopefully it's a fun read, as Shannon plans to edit it into a book one day! Maybe we'll become famous, and maybe we'll just have some good laughs at my expense (and some other characters in my life). Either way, happy reading!