Saturday, February 2, 2008

Awesomeness

Okay, so I was tagged by Abby over at A G33k Tragedy with this meme, so I just have to do it! :-)  This is actually coming at a great time, as I've been shoveling A LOT of crap lately and this will force me into positive thinking, at least for a few moments.  However, this won't be an easy meme to complete because it's very difficult for me to talk about myself and/or brag.  But, here goes . . . 

13 THINGS I HAVE DONE THAT ARE PRETTY AWESOME

  1. Asked my Lord, Jesus Christ, into my heart.  This is, by far, the BEST thing I've ever done - - - and, definitely the AWESOMEST (if that's a word - ha!ha!).  Because of Him, even the crappiest of days are great!
  2. Graduated in the top 25% of my class in high school.
  3. Was asked to be on the yearbook staff - junior & senior year of high school and freshman year of college.  You had to be nominated, have an interview & then be approved by the yearbook advisor, so this was a huge deal for me.  And, I'm thankful I was on staff, as it prepared me for the job I have today (in a weird sort of way).
  4. Had my first skiing experience in Beckley, West Virginia when there was 8+ feet snow drifts.  That was pretty AWESOME!
  5. Participated in 3 different mission trips with my former church.  I believe that everyone should experience this just once!  It is life-changing!
  6. Worked as a camp counselor the summer after I graduated high school and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
  7. Visited New York City several times and was able to experience so many wonderful places - - - Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Trump Tower, FAO Schwartz toy store, St. Patrick's Cathedral, "Cats" on Broadway (this alone was AWESOME x 10), Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, and many other.  I desperately want to go back for an extended visit.
  8. Had the opportunity to spend a great deal of quality time with my daddy the last 8 months of his life.  Most working people wouldn't have had this opportunity & I'm forever blessed for it.  I hold those memories ever-so-close to my heart.
  9. Went back to college after many years to finish my degree.  I am 3 classes away from being finished & as soon as the classes I need are offered in the evening, I will re-enroll and finish.  While there, I maintained a 3.8 GPA or greater!  This was a HUGE accomplishment for me!
  10. Asked to be the Online Chair for this year's American Cancer Society Relay for Life that I participate in.  I am honored to be given this opportunity and do this work in memory of my daddy and for a cause that I am so passionate about!! 
  11. Have worked for the last 8 years with a local charity to provide Christmas for children who are in the foster care system.
  12. Participated in an "Adopt-a-Grandparent" program in high school and met an amazing man who lived to be over 100 years old.  He had so many stories to share and I learned so much from him.
  13. Was given some pretty awesome opportunities in the employment world that have made me the person I am today!

I'm not going to tag anyone specifically, but if you're reading this consider yourself tagged.  Let me know if you play along by commenting & I will head over to your blog and check out the awesome things you've done.

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2 comments:

Abzdragon said...

Yay! You have done some awesome things!! Great that you are finishing school and I have never been to NY, I want to though. :)

Have a great weekend!!

Dee said...

thats 13 wonderful things, for the life of me I can't think of ONE for myself.

So I'm tagged but nothing comes to mind.
Dee