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Gotta Be Something More

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More and more I find myself thinking, “there’s got to be more to life than this.” As I near the start of my ultimate semester of school to finish my master’s degree, I have really started wondering what more there is. Sure, I will look for a job, maybe move, meet new people, and try new things. But those are things everyone can hope for and do. So I have tried to set a list of things that I REALLY do want more of consistently in my life (in a way, my mini, more immediate bucket list):

  • Guitar: I need to learn. I finally made the commitment at the beginning of the year to buy one, but have made little progress in the playing department. I just need to suck it up and find an hour each day to sit down and learn how to play. I know I have the basic skills, I just need to get over the hump and get in the habit, cuz I really do want to be able to play. (If anyone has any tips for learning, send away!)
  • Tennis & Golf: Unlike guitar, these are things I already know how to do (well, golf kind of), but don’t make nearly enough time to do. I have played tennis since I was like 8 and love nothing better than to play. The problem is, you have to have someone else to play. Golf I need to play not only to get better but also because I do enjoy it. I love going to the driving range for an hour by myself, but just need to commit to it regularly.
  • Scrapbooking: I began scrapbooking my senior year of high school. I did really well for a while and am currently held up halfway through junior year of college. Not bad, no, but when it takes 3 hours per page, it is difficult to find the patience and time to sit and do a few pages. When I do it, though, it feels so great to get another page done and know that is one memory that is preserved forever. Corny, yes, but even as horrible as high school was, I enjoy looking back at my friends and fun we had, and want to keep doing that far into the future.
  • Close friendships: My two best friends have been by my side for 22 years and 15 years, respectively. Loyalty is not a new concept to me. So it is harder now, being more permanently awway from said loyalties to understand how frienships can form and fall apart so easily. I want to work harder at 1) making new meaningful frienships and 2) maintaining those friendships. It sounds silly, but I want to be a more vulnerable person and allow myself to come out of my shell when I normally would not. Unforunately, they do work both ways, but if one fails, I do not want to feel like it was at all because I dropped the ball. That being said, the strong friendships and loyalties I do have can always use more and definitely deserve even more attention and respect.
  • Take pictures: I used to love take pictures of everything: people, scenery, flowers. Now I don’t even think about it unless it’s after the fact and I am wishing I had taken more. I have decided that I need to take pictures every time we do something, even it’s just 2, and even if no one wants me to. They’ll thank me later.
flower in Guatemala

flower in Guatemala

One thought on “Gotta Be Something More

  1. 1. I need to get back to scrapbooking myself. I am stuck in the Junior (beginning) year of college as well. I think I’m just going to do DG and friends and call it a day. No boyfriend (ex) to be included. I also need to complete junior and senior year of high school although I think I have already scrapbooked the highlights in smaller books.
    2. I also need to take more pictures…I keep realizing that I don’t have pictures of things I wish I had pictures of. I especially realized this when my hard-drive failed and I lost three years of pictures that I perhaps should have saved in multiple ways. oops.

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