Friday, November 21, 2008

One Year Older and Wiser, Too

In honor of my birthday which is coming up in a few days, I decided to make a list of the things I have learned about myself in the last year:

  1. I can run a marathon!
  2. I enjoyed training for and running a marathon
  3. I really like outdoor rock-climbing and canyoneering
  4. Teaching Sunday School isn't as scary as I thought it would be
  5. Becoming a dietitian may be scarier than I thought it would be...
  6. I hate hair that is stuck to my couch or clothes
  7. I really, really like quesadillas with enchilada sauce....and enchiladas!
  8. Coldplay is my favorite band
  9. I remember how to play the guitar
  10. I am not very good at playing the guitar
  11. I have really strong bones!
  12. I don't hate bacon as much as I thought I did...I actually like it potato salads and broccoli salad (as long as it isn't overwhelming)
  13. Following a budget is harder for me than I thought it would be...
  14. I like Gilmore Girls, now that I have seen it
  15. I have a lot of useless natural talent, like cutting long baguettes lengthwise evenly, being good at Guitar Hero and Link's Crossbow Training, and catching marshmallows in my mouth. I am sure there are more, but since they aren't talents that have any purpose or relevance in my life, I don't remember very well.
  16. I can use Microsoft Publisher (I can make my own template and everything!)
  17. I am really absent-minded. I am on my 5th BYU ID, and there have been many a forgotten appointment, assignment, etc.
  18. Scooters may not see me, even if I am in a crosswalk and other cars are stopped, and other people are in the crosswalk
  19. I can take someone's blood pressure
  20. I am pretty good at making potato, pasta, and fruit salads. I sure hope the kids at the Cannon Center can appreciate that.
  21. I enjoy cross-stitching, but I find the finished project a little cheesy-a little too relief-society for my taste.
  22. It is by the grace of God that I have gotten to this point in my life (academically, and the fact that I am alive and well)- this may sound fascicious, but it is actually very true. When you take into consideration my absent-mindedness, it is amazing I have done so well in school. And with some of the risks I took during my canyoneering trips, I am actually really lucky that I didn't go away without any broken bones.
I hope you enjoyed this little list of mine (did you notice that there are 22 points. Can you guess how old I am going to be?) For the most part I enjoyed discovering these things about myself. What wonders await me in the next year of my life?


JulieD said...

I am grateful for you in my life, Katherine! did you do those bullet points? I can't believe we're almost 22! Crazy!!!

Donna said...

I also had to teach Sunday School at BYU (Old Testament!), and found it wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be.

Happy Birthday too!

Katie said...

Hope your birthday was fabulous!

Katy said...

The bullet points were supposed to be numbers. I chose the numbered bulleted list, and it looked like numbers before I published it. But for some reason my blog design makes my numbered bullets as those crazy flowers.

SUZY "LA JEFA" said...


Happy Birthday from the boys! They just discovered blogs this week and we saw this bookmarked on Dad's computer. Hope you have a great birthday and thanksgiving. We will see you in a few weeks.

mz.swimprincess said...

katy you are an amazing person, if not for the fact that you can run a marathon but that you actually enjoyed training for it! your birthday cards with unevitably be a bit late and your present will probably be even later. But i have them both and just been procrastinating sending them. But remember i still love you!