Go through my dresser and closet and give away everything that I don't wear, twice: I have a problem with giving things away. I don’t understand why. This semester I’ve committed to giving away everything that doesn’t fit (seems obvious but it’s hard!!). Perhaps starting this summer, I will give away things that may fit, but that I just don’t wear. What’s the point? Detachment. It’s stupid for me to own things that I haven’t and probably won’t wear when others can use it.
Visit 6 Continents: (Yeah, for some reason, Antarctica just doesn’t do it for me…) I am fascinated by culture and the way that other people live, and I think that the only good way to learn this is to experience it for myself. The little traveling that I have done has only made me want to see more, and while I’d be a lot more uncomfortable in Asia, South America, or Asia than I was in Europe, I think it’d be really good for me to be pushed outside of this comfort zone.
Live in a city for (at least 6 months): I’ve always considered myself a “city person”, which is funny because I am most definitely introverted, and I usually think of cities as full of extroverts. But there’s something about the lights, places, architecture, and diversity of people that draws me in. I would love to live in the middle of a large city for at least a short period of time so that I can “test it out” and see how much I would love it for everyday life.
Ask my closest friends what is one thing about me that most bothers them, and work to change that: I think that, at least at this point in my life, my friends are the ones who know me best. They see me at my best and my worst, and hopefully have an honest view of me. Sometime soon, when I can actually devote time to it, I would love to find out maybe 5-8 things about myself that bothers, annoys, or frustrates my closest friends and change those things. (This is something that I did casually with a fellow Crossroads walker while on the walk, and it was so helpful in “group dynamics”!)
Go on a week-long silent retreat: I’m terrified of silence. I think most Americans are. I would love to escape into this silence for a week, allowing the Lord to really reach into my life and change whatever He wants to, without the distractions of the outside world.