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The Little Things September 29, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Robyn Crocker @ 1:23 am

I was reading an article in a magazine awhile ago. It was more about what to do if you can’t afford to go back to college. You know, the how to still grow and learn without being in school. They had things like enter your art into an art fair, run some sort of race and other little things too keep you going. Granted I have already been through college and, thank God made it through without any breaks, I found the article strangely challenging. So I have decided to set little goals for myself. The first one was pretty boring. Today I made a budget for myself.  I have tried making a budget before, but it was always a very rough estimate. This time it was very detailed. And strangely, I am really excited about it!

My next goal is this:
Photo on 2009-09-28 at 20.15

I have had this guitar for, oh, six years? It was a Christmas present from my parents with the guarantee that I would learn how to play. Six years later, it has been sitting in my room collecting dust. I am doing this for my dad who is a great guitar player and appreciates a good song(as long as it is a classic rock song). I am going to learn at least one song. Wish me luck!

 

Quote of the Week September 21, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Robyn Crocker @ 10:26 pm

Songs are just a backdrop for people to project onto and try to get to know themselves better
-Regina Spektor

 

Jesus Had A Kid?!?!?! September 11, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Robyn Crocker @ 5:42 pm

Have you ever encountered someone in your life that it seems their sole purpose in life is to be the antagonist to what you believe? Right now that person in my life is one of my managers at Old Navy. Every time we work together he brings up a question concerning Christianity that he knows is against everything I believe. Like this week it was “Do you believe that Jesus could have had a child with Mary Magdalen?” (Most questions are concerning things he has learned from the DaVinci Code.) To make it short, we talk about it for the duration of my shift, while I try to control my frustration (not so much at him but at his comments, if that makes sense) . This time, after trying to explain to him that it would defeat the purpose of Jesus coming down to earth if there was a little Jesus walking around, I finally gave up. He believes that the Bible is flawed and no matter what I say he won’t change his mind. I think it is funny that he will “believe” a movie over a proven historical document. So if I use the Bible as a reference point, it doesn’t matter to him. I think this week was probably the hardest time I had keeping my temper in control (and he could tell). But as frustrating as he is, I appreciate his questions. He makes me think about what I believe. Even the ridiculous questions help me to understand what and why I believe what I do.

 

Quote of the Week: September 7, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Robyn Crocker @ 9:24 pm

Above all, remember that the meaning of life is to live as if it were a work of art, you’re not a machine. When you’re young start working of this great work of art called your existence.

-Abraham Joshua Heschel

 

Lists and The Future

Filed under: Uncategorized — Robyn Crocker @ 1:48 pm

I have decided to go ahead and try this blog out again. I am making no promises, sometimes I just feel like what I say isn’t as interesting as I think it is.

My best friend Stephanie came into town this weekend. She is moving to Japan in October so this was the last time that I will see her in a few years (a fact that still has not sunk in yet). She always seems to challenge me. This time it was with lists. She has lists for everything, but my favorite two were her book list and her bucket list. I don’t have either, so I have started to put them together. The book list is pretty easy, but the bucket list is becoming a challenge (and is yet to be written).

Here is the start of my book list:
Ann Lammott: Grace Eventually (currently reading)
Francis Chan: Crazy Love
Rob Bell: Jesus Wants to Save Christians Too
Greg Mortenson: Three Cups of Tea

So I am behind the trend on some of the books, don’t judge.
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Have you ever felt like you don’t know where you are going in life? I was recently asked if what I am doing now is what I want to do long term and it occurred to me it was not. I love what I am doing right know but I don’t want it to be the rest of my life. I just don’t know what I want to do. There is so much that I dream of doing I get overwhelmed by it. I should make a list…