Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Theory #1

Throughout last year, I came up with five theories about life. I believe these theories can relate to anyone's life but you may disagree. That's nice. So, the next five posts will be in a series about these theories. So, without further rambling:


The real reason behind the beauty, innocence, and wonder of childhood. NOTE: If you had a horrible childhood, please stop reading. This does not apply to you. Oh, and I'm very sorry. I hope the rest of your life is better.

When I was young, I lived in an entirely different world. This is why I saw things differently. Time never seemed to run out because the clocks and I were friends. Really, I used to talk to all the clocks in my house. I even tried to arrange a marriage between the two of them. The world wasn't depressing because I had no idea what was going on. ever. My comprehension of words, emotions, actions was incredibly limited. Relationships weren't ever stressful because my mom arranged playdates for me. I didn't have to worry about who was hanging out with who. My best friends were inanimate objects like my scooter or a plastic bag and piece of string (aka sweet homemade kite). I wasn't ever bored because everything was new. There was so much to learn and experience. I could create a game with absolutely nothing. I wasn't insecure because I didn't know enough to ever think that there might be something about myself that wasn't completely awesome.

Once in a while, I wish I could switch back to that time. I realize now that my happiness as a child had nothing to do with my age. It had everything to do with how I viewed the world. And sometimes, if I imagine very hard I can go back. It's beautiful.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Things That Make Me Happy

  • warm chocolate chip cookies and milk

  • bouncing a rubber ball

  • finding something that I thought I had lost forever

  • adults asking (then listening) about my life

  • potato soup in a bread bowl

  • color-coded anything

  • knowing that God has a perfect plan for my life

  • organizing anything (drawers, school supplies, my friends' lives, you name it: I'll organize it)

  • turning off my alarm and going back to sleep

  • chocolate milk

  • running past a house that recently did laundry and smelling the detergent and dryer sheets

  • watching old home videos

  • wondering at how I survived my childhood after watching old home videos

  • ducks (any type)

  • a really good book

  • writing in this blog

  • knowing my future husband is out there somewhere and wondering if he is thinking about me

  • making up impossible life situations

  • going home after a long day

  • people that remember something that is going on in my life and ask me about it

  • peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzels

  • genuinely friendly strangers

Friday, August 27, 2010

Senior Year Bucket List

Planners, colored pens, thumbdrives, color-coded folders, notebooks, and binders. Nothing could make me happier. The organization and schedule of school was calling me and I was very excited for school to start....until five days ago. That was the day that I went to school for a NHS meeting and registration. After spending four hours in that building, my spirit yearned to be free once again. (Sidenote: While I'm really bored at school, I pretend that I can seperate my spirit from my body and while my body is slowly dying from boredom, I pretend that my spirit is having a grand ole time) So, in order to rejuvinate my excitement for senior year, my MJL and I decided to make a senior year bucket list. That is, a list of things we wish to do before senior year is over. While bucket list often signifies death, nothing could be farther from the truth. We plan on emerging victorious from senior year, with not only diplomas in our hands and caps on our heads, but also the deed to the entire territory of Canada (the 51st state). Overthrowing the Candaian governement is one of the items on our bucket list. Others include: thai food outings, lunch box exchange days, and making a music mash-up. If you have other brilliant ideas as to what we should do this year, please leave a comment. If it is within the laws of physics and Canada, we will attempt to do it and I will report back on its success. I hope all have a wonderful school year doing new and interesting things.