Monday, September 16, 2013

Coveting Intangible Things

I don't know about you, but I like things. Well, let me rephrase that, I like pretty objects, but I don't like clutter. I tend to find myself surfing the web (is that even a phrase anymore or did I just bring back 1999?) or window shopping thinking of all the things I want. But lately I've been thinking of skills I want to possess that don't cost money.

Learning about how to acquire languages in my grad school classes made me really want to learn a language. If millions of people can be bilingual why can't I? I'm actually making a conscious effort, among all the stresses I already have, to learn Spanish. I have a basic understanding of the language, but I want to become fluent. I also have spent much time thinking about a zombie apocalypse and how, if you are on the run you don't care about those objects any more, you will rely on your skills.

I decided to make a list of things of intangible things I want to possess:

1. Spanish fluency

2. Ability to sew

3. Bible verse memorization

4. Calligraphy improvement

5. Web page design skills

6. Relearn the how to do the splits

7. French braid someone else's hair

8. Make a latte/espresso

9. Speed reading

10. Shoot a gun and hit a bulls eye

What are some intangible things you are coveting?

2 comments

  1. This is a great thought! I have been trying to declutter (yay for three goodwill boxes), but I really like to hold on to lots of sentimental things.

    I have added being a better sewer and learn to crochet to my list.

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  2. www.codeacademy.com will teach you HTML/CSS basics for free, and it's somewhat fun! ;)

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