Hollison Journey

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” – Don Williams Jr

7 Quick Takes: August 20, 2010

on August 20, 2010

1. I’m in the midst of de-cluttering my files (and ultimately my life) and I really wish I wasn’t such a pack rat sentimentalist. Do I really need this stuff? No. Can I convince myself of it? No. My compromise right now is to scan a lot of it. Throw away paperwork, but keep the info. It’s time consuming. And annoying. And yet, I can’t seem to convince myself that I can just throw it away and be ok with it.

2. Another aspect of my de-cluttering project has been to de-clutter my diet. Simpler foods, less complicated everything. I hope to save money (and calories). It’s going alright.

3. Have you tried Evernote? I like it. I realize I could bookmark things, but sometimes the link doesn’t survive.People move around files and then I can’t find that cool article or product anymore. Evernote lets me keep the article, no matter how many times it moves.

4. It is blazing hot. Crazy hot. Insane hot. I am beyond tired of it. I hate when it gets this hot and can’t wait until cooler temps. I can’t wait to not sweat from the 15 minute (A/C) drive home from work. I’m tired of feeling gross all the time. Blech.

5. The seniors in our youth ministry program this year were freshmen when I joined. I’m really going to enjoy seeing them be the oldest this year and I am so excited to see them finish up their high school careers. They’ve all grown so much, physically, spiritually, emotionally. It’s been beautiful to watch.

6. One of my new personal heroes is the girl over at newdressaday.wordpress.com. (I think her name is Marisa). I saw her story on Yahoo! and I love her. I am now seriously wanting to learn to sew (for real, not stupid straight line stuff that I’m able to do).

7. Speaking of sewing and decluttering (talk about bringing everything full circle!), I finally gathered up some of my favorite college t-shirts (mainly CSA/RA) and put them in a box. A friend of mine is going to help me make a t-shirt quilt out of them. I’ve been wanting to, but kept telling myself that since I still wore them, I shouldn’t do it. When I cleaned out my dressers recently and realized that I had two drawers full of t-shirts that aren’t more than 5+ years old, I decided it was time. I’m excited to see it. I’m sure it’s going to be huge: multiple RA shirts (8-10, more than likely), CSA Atheltics shirt. 2 formal shirts (maybe 3). It’s going to be huge, but an awesome reminder of some of the best times of my life.

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