You know the trendy list-centric journalistic formula that is everywhere? "37 Things About Kate Middleton You Didn't Know," or something along those lines. I think it's a little bit of a silly trend and I think most posts like this are actually meant to be silly and light-hearted and fun. Sometimes, though, I'll come across one of these list-type-articles and find that it has actually made me think.
This article, "20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Have," which was published in Relevant Magazine, is much more sincere than a lot of other pieces that follow this formula and I think it's really worth reading. Some of my favorite ideas:
A Constantly Growing Library
Yes! We have piles of books around the house and I have big plans for a library with built-ins someday.
A Pastor/Priest Who Knows You By Name
We're still working on this one. I think it is really important and I look forward to the day when we find a church that's right for us.
My husband and I renewed our passports (mine with my married name) right after our wedding, mainly because we were tentatively planning to honeymoon in Rome. We chose Napa Valley instead but now our passports are ready to go for some other foreign adventure that has yet to be thought up! (And we actually needed them on our cruise to the Bahamas over Christmas.)
A 5-Year Plan
I've never been too big on making detailed 5-year, or 10-year plans, but I do have a pretty good sense of what I hope and pray my life will look like when I'm 30. I'm mainly just trying to take things one day at a time, to make good and healthy decisions, and to love and pray with all I've got. I think that living well in the present leads to a joyful future.
Subscriptions To A Few Quality Magazines
This is a good one. I know everything is online these days but it's thrilling and such a fun surprise to get a new issue in your mailbox every month. I subscribe to Verily and Cook's Illustrated.
A Hard Copy of A Bible
I have one that I grew up with but this Christmas, I gave my husband a really beautiful hard-cover Bible that is now officially our "Harvey Family Bible." I plan to write our children's names and birth dates in it and everything.
What do you think? Anything to add? I think I might have to add, "A very handsome husband who happily eats waffles with you on the piano bench because your table is occupied by a jigsaw puzzle."
Happy Thursday, friends.