I am cleaning house. Throwing away the excess and making boxes of stuff for future garage sales or give-a-ways as I know that I will not be taking all of this stuff with me over the pond. My mom asked me the other day about what I would be taking, and I told her I am not really attached to any of the stuff I have. I could really just take some clothes and start over. I would want to leave pictures and a few special items in a box here, but for the most part its just stuff. This is a good place to be, but I still have a lot of stuff to sort through.
As I was sorting the piles under my bed, I came across a collage I made way back in my Jr. year of high school, you know the kind where you take words, quotes and pictures from magazines and put it all together. This "art piece" has lasted through well over 15 moves, and thanks to my laminating skills is still in good shape. The theme of the collage was who I wanted to be. This was not an assignment, rather just a lazy day activity.
So what Trinity? How is this funny? I am getting there, what is funny is that as I read all the words on this 11 year old piece of paper I can see how I have come very close to achieving what I wanted way back then. Not on purpose, obviously I was not giving this collage much weight as it was stuffed under my bed but I have a feeling God, who knows my heart and all my inmost thoughts kept this collage in His sights.
Here are the things on the collage so you can see what I mean:
At the very center is the word EMANUEL (God with us), funny that back then I put this as the center, because in the midst of my Jr. year of high school I was really having a hard time with wanting to give Him that place.
Peace - another thing I had little of that year, as that is when my seizures started.
Versatility - I have done many things that I never thought I would do.
Embrace - I pride myself on embracing life to its fullest, trying new things and welcoming new ideas.
Go Places you've never gone before - hummm yep going to live overseas, in a job that will likely take me many places.
Traveler - at that point in my life I had never been outside of the US now I have been to 8 countries.
Fashion - I really did not care about fashion until just these past 5 years, but now I love it.
Italian - Not even in my wildest dreams did I think I would be living in Italy...or speaking Italian or meeting Italians
Film -Yeah, at this point I thought I was going to be a psychologist or a teacher, not majoring in Film and Television production.
England -Went there
Paris - Been there
Hollywood and San Fransisco - Been there done that.
Take Pictures -Of course
Fine Art - I took painting, drawing and graphic design in college
Connecting People - This is one of my gifts according to the Strength Finder Assessment I did for ReachGlobal
And now get these Quotes:
"Communicating with people is how I always developed any kind of value about myself..."
"You can make the decision to cut yourself away from the World or be part of it. I choose to be a part of if big time."
"I don't want a house with one theme or color scheme. I want it to change, like my personality. I get bored easily; I want variety."
So the only things on this poster that have not come about yet are the following:
Wedding and Marriage.
New York (though it says New York Spirit, which I do have thanks to Sex and the City)
Broadway - Though I have seen a lot of shows in London and in Oregon