Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s post is the last one of this series and the last card in the deck. I’ll still post here when I get the inspiration, but it’s not going to be the daily like it used to be. Anyway, today’s question comes to us from the Self-Reflection category and the card asks, “What don’t you have enough time to do? Why?”
Well, the easy answer would be writing for fun. At the moment I am studying for the California State Bar Exam, one that is known for being the hardest in the nation, and that is taking up most of my time. It doesn’t leave me a lot of time to write for fun like novels and short stories and the like.
But for me it’s worth it because once I’m done with the State Bar Exam and passed I’ll probably have more free time to do that. I will be working, obviously, but I won’t need to spend every waking moment thinking about the various facets of law.
So there we go, what I don’t have enough time to do and why I don’t have the time. Thank you for following me on this journey to 100 daily posts, and I hope you continue following along.
Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Life Category and the card asks, “What’s your happiest memory from your childhood?”
For me, it would be a series of memories because I don’t have a single one, and each series involves a different parent.
The first one I’ll talk about is my Dad. Throughout my childhood he was the coach of my t-ball teams, and was at every single one of my sporting events when I made the team in school. He also went on every single overnight field trip I went on until high school. Having him around for all of that was some of the best memories I have of my childhood.
From my Mom, it’s less about specific things she did and more about everything she did for me. She went from a job that she absolutely loved to one that she still loved, but not like the one she had because she wanted to spend more time with my brother and I. Additionally, she has always been available for me and loving. Her cooking and her care have always been the best parts of my life.
So for me, it’s less about one childhood memory, and more the series of memories with my parents.
Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Self-Reflection category and the card asks, “Where are you still carrying old pain? How can you let it go?”
For this, I would have to say that some of it is my theological upbringing. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist church and then the Evangelical church, and honestly at times the theology of those churches can be toxic. They’re two groups that rely on “Us vs. Them” theology a lot in order to get their viewpoints across and gain new converts.
A way I can let go of this would be to replace that theology with one that is more open to people and caring and doesn’t develop an “Us vs. Them” attitude. A theology that cares for everyone and includes everyone is one that is better and a better fit for the Body of Christ.
So there, that’s something I’m carrying and how I could possibly let it go.
Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Life category and the card says, “Describe your ideal weekend.”
Well, for me that would involve a lot of reading and a lot of good food and beverages. I would wake up on Saturday morning and spend my morning reading and catching up on things I’d missed throughout the week on video services and stuff like that.
I’d make sure I had plenty of good tea and other beverages, as well as some good food.
I’d also in the evening probably watch a movie or something like that.
Sunday morning would involve church in the morning, and then if there were any sports on I’d probably watch them as well.
And then I’d finish out the weekend with a good dinner and then going to sleep.
There we go, my ideal weekend.
Hello, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Self-Reflection category and the card asks, “What aspect of your life is holding you back right now?”
I would have to say that what is holding me back right now is the need to get my bar license and the need to study for the bar exam. If I had my bar license I would be able to start working and continue my career. I would be able to get along with my life.
Which doesn’t mean that I’m unhappy with how my life is right now, far from it, but it would be nice to be able to move along to the next stage of my life.
So there we go, the aspect of my life that is holding me back right now.
Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s card came from the Love and Relationships category, but the question was a personal one so I’ll talk about the topic it had, which was about writing a forgiving letter. (Remember, this is a deck of journaling prompts so they’re not always meant for the wide internet to see.)
Essentially, forgiveness is important because it lets people move on from the things they have done, or what they have had done to them. Now, though, it does need to be kept in mind that if someone does not wish to forgive someone we shouldn’t try to force them to do it.
Because here’s the thing, sometimes there’s good reasons for people to withhold forgiveness. It’s one thing to forgive someone, it’s another if they continually keep doing the same thing over and over again to you. There comes a time where your forgiveness is meaningless because the person doesn’t actually care that they are harming you.
So there we go, some thoughts on forgiveness from me.
Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Life category and the card says, “What do you want your legacy to be?”
To quote Lin-Manuel Miranda (probably quoting someone else), “What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden that you don’t get to see.” So while I do have things I want to be a part of my legacy, I ultimately have no choice in what my legacy is.
But ultimately, what I want my legacy to be is for me to be a lawyer who fought for the little guy and the underdog, an author that brought joy to people, and a Christian that did his best to love people and show them the love of Jesus and followed his commands the best he could.
I would also want to be remembered as someone who loved his family and cared for those close to him. Someone that people knew they could rely on when they needed help. I would want to be known as someone who cared, ultimately.
But like I said above, ultimately I’m not the arbiter of my legacy, those that tell the story of my life after I’m gone are the ones that determine my legacy.
Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Self-Reflection category and the card says, “Think of a situation that’s currently got you stumped. How would one of your heroes resolve it?”
I think the only thing that really has me stumped at the moment is the bar exam, and I can’t think of many of my “heroes” that I could earnestly talk about what they would do.
Though I guess I could talk about trying to find a job as a lawyer after I take the bar exam. The issue I always have there is that I never get called in for interviews for some reason.
And even then I’m not sure how any of my heroes would resolve that issue because they all live and lived at different times where job searching was a lot different than it is now. For instance, you can’t just walk in somewhere and drop off a resume and get hired. Most places won’t even look at your resume if you do that.
So, yeah, I don’t really have a good answer for this question, but I do have the best I’ve got.
Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Love and Relationships category and the card asks, “What conversation do you need to have today?”
Which, like the previous topics in this vein, talking about what you need to do today, or what was the one decision that you should have made yesterday or something like that, is that “I don’t know.”
Which of course sounds like a cop out, but again, these types of questions can only be answered ultimately with hindsight, which as we all know is 20/20. I feel like I’ve written this blog post a couple times, but I didn’t have a better idea for this topic.
So there we go, another post about hindsight and trying to predict the future.
Hello, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s topic comes to us from the Education and Career category and the card says, “Describe a typical day from your high school experience.”
For me, a typical day in high school was to wake up, go to school, come home and do homework. There were times where I would be in an after school activity like a music group or a sports team, but my days were typically just going to school and coming home.
I wasn’t invited often to hang out with other people after school so I would usually just hang out at home. So yeah, for me, High school was just, go to school, go to church, go home. Not all that exciting, but a lot of people’s lives in high school aren’t that exciting I think. Movies and Television have just led to a skewed perception as well as nostalgia.