This past weekend was my 31st birthday. I love to write. I have filled more journals than I can count over the years. I had to pack them the other day: just my journals since I’ve lived in the UK. I am sure there were over 25 of them. A year ago I had an idea of writing, or rather “blogging” the top 30 things I’ve learnt in the last 30 years. I had some encouragement from you guys and then never got around to it. My life is very full and often stationary things… even writing these days gets put at the end of my list of what to fill my time with.
But for a few months I am in the US on a sabbatical which is slowing everything down. I have time to read and write and study for work and I also am living far from my very connected social life in the UK where I would spend most amounts of free time with people, salsa dancing or in the gym or playing sports on the beach. I don’t have a car. I am with family. I am in the suburbs far from beaches and salsa dancing: so my usual “go to” activities are at a halt.
And so I thought I’d pick up where I left the idea a year ago. My top 30 things I’ve learnt in the last 30 years. We shall call them the” 30-30 Challenge.” So what if I’m 31. And it’s an odd number now. In the evenings in the next few weeks, hopefully I’ll be able to stretch my writing skills again and get you my list. This will be interesting reflection time to me and a time to exercise gratitude. I hope it’s not boring for you. Perhaps some of my life lessons will be helpful ones for you to explore. But disclaimer: So much of what I learn is from the Lord that there will be a lot of spiritual themes. But if you know me, Jesus coming up a lot shouldn’t shock you and most of you put up with me quite well on that front.
So here it is. An honest look at everything from conflict to the Trinity. Yes. I just wrote that, I will write about my cruddy conflict lessons and the hard way of learning them and the Trinity. The top 30 Life Lessons for Christy so far. Bring it on.