For today’s Style Me Bloggers link-up, we are reflecting on our 2015 Wishlist: What are we coveting?
I associate the word covet with the last of the Ten Commandments. So in thinking about this post, I first looked up the meaning of the word and found that Dictionary.com gives the following definitions:
I haven’t watched a Miss America (or any other beauty pageant with the exception of Toddlers and Tiaras) for a very long time but when I watched as a little girl, there was a portion of the competition where final contestants were asked some silly questions.
Silly questions about what they would work for during their reign. The answers were always something like ‘world peace’ or a ‘cure for cancer’, or the ‘end of illiteracy’ or ‘eliminate world hunger’.
Went something like this:
It should probably go without saying that I, too, wish for world peace, an end to hunger and illiteracy, and a cure for cancer and many other diseases. With that being said, here is the rest of my 2015 Wishlist.
- Figure out this retirement gig. Settle into some kind of better routine so that I no longer wander like a lost soul through my days, my life. On days when I work as a substitute, then I can be more flexible but I like having a schedule. I can continue subbing or searching for something I enjoy more while making a little extra money. I wish that I can finally become more sure of myself in my retirement.
- Lose a little weight and get in better shape. This means tracking my Weight Watchers points and making exercise a part of my daily routine. Rather than trying to lose
ten poundsso that I am a certain (unnamed) weight, I just want to see an improvement in my overall shape/body. I wish that I will become more toned and that I will feel more comfortable in my clothes.
- Tie up some lose ends. In an attempt to find myself during this first year of retirement, I started several projects. I took classes on making a mosaic and started work on a table top at the Grocery Gallery, I began work on establishing a cataloging database for the books in the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, I took painting lessons at Hobby Lobby. I also taught art classes through the Young Rembrandts Program. And I have years of photographs that I want to scrap book. I wish that I can finish my mosaic table and my painting, and get into a regular schedule for scrap booking.
- Read more, Internet less. I love to read but I am a slow reader and have to take time to digest what I read which makes me even slower. This year I want to read more books. And I want to fiddle around on the Internet less. I wish that I can read a book a month and that I find a way to limit my online time to maybe an hour of surfing!
- Blog better. I want to take my blog away from an emphasis on the external and concentrate more on the internal me. I want to grow my blog but I want it to have some direction, some meaningfulness. I wish to become more spiritual and a kinder, gentler version of my current self through my blogging.
- Love more and better. I wish to love those I already love just a little better.
That’s a lot to wish for. But the beauty about all of these wishes is that they are pretty well attainable, wishes that can come true, if I work hard enough to make that happen.
Just for fun, check out Real Wishes Granted by clicking here.
Apparently, I can skip the hard work toward realizing my wishes. Instead I can just visit this webpage, type in my wishes, visit the page eight days in a row AND MY WISHES WILL COME TRUE.
Please stop by the blogs of my Style Me Blogger girl friends to see what’s on their 2015 Wishlists. And come back by soon to check on my wishes.
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