Thursday, December 30, 2010


Um. I just watched my first two episodes of Glee. Hello!!! Episode 1: Don't Stop Believin'. Episode 2: Golddigger. WHAT!!! Loving this. I actually got up and danced during Golddigger. Brett was in the bathroom so I could do that. It made me want to do the demo for the dancing game for Kinect. Seriously. Thank you Melanie for this Christmas present! What season are they on on TV? I need to know how much catching up I have to do...

So. Tomorrow is the last day of 2010. Wow. Driving home from work today I realized that Brett and I have been married for almost two years now. I was having a fake conversation in my car (you know you do it too) with someone I am meeting for the first time at a New Year's party tomorrow night. In my fake conversation I said "We've been married for a year and a half now..." and then I realized that statement is not really accurate anymore. We are less than three months away from our second anniversary. Time is flying! It's been two years full of life. Sometimes easy, sometimes hard, always abundantly blessed. I'm looking forward to 2011 though. You may have heard (I think it was on the news or something...) I'M TURNING 30THIS YEAR! Oh dear.

Hear is my thinking. I think that the first 18 years of life are about learning how to live. You get the basics down. How to put one foot in front of the other. How to communicate peaceably with your fellow man. How to persevere when life seems impossible. (Can anything teach you this better than high school?) The realization of an inescapable need for the opposite sex, followed closely by the realization that interaction with said opposite sex is tricky! I think college is about discovering passion. This looks different for each of us because we all have different passions. In college, I learned that I am passionate for learning, passionate for good stories, passionate for creating... college is also when we learn the importance of relationships. At least, it was for me. After college, I think your twenties are about learning to survive in the real world. Learning to be responsible. In the workplace, in a residence, in a relationship, as an upstanding citizen... all that jazz. Here is what I am hoping for my thirties. I want my thirties to be about combining the two, passion and responsibility. I survived my twenties. I want to LIVE my thirties.

I don't mean to sound like my twenties were tragic. I mean, I faced my fair share of struggles, but in the end, I am happily married, at a church I love, at a job that makes me happy several times a day, with amazing friends and family in my life, and I am not just ready for growth, I am growing! I want to keep growing.

I have 5 months left of my twenties. I want to use them well. I want to clarify some goals. I want to be faithful and steadfast so that God can move me. I want to be an active, rather than passive, participant in my life. I have a lot of goals that I am clarifying in my mind... I'm sure it will be a nice "New Years" post in a couple of days.

Brett and I are driving to Houston tomorrow morning to ring in the new year with our dear friends. I will be taking my camera because I want to take more pictures this year! He and I are going to do some heavy talking. Clarify some goals. We think we are going to have to renew our lease at the apartment one more time, but we are going to choose the short lease. We want to be ready to move when it is up at the end of September.

I think I will watch one more episode of Glee before I go to bed. Maybe do a bit more thinking =-) Look for a declaration post from me this weekend! Call them resolutions if you wish... they have been a long time coming.

Peace out playas!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Props to Mel for gifting you with what will be hours of time spent on the couch. I LOVE Glee! This is only the second season, so you're not very behind.

I need to see you soon. You gifted and ran last time I saw you. Apparently someone thinks their husband's birthday is more important than ME!