~I want to inhale the rest of my life deeply & completely before it’s all gone. —Kim Sisto Robinson
- Game of Thrones
C o n f e s s i o n: I’m a little in lust with Jon Snow… and castles…. and wicked kings.
- A deeper relationship with God
I don’t know why, but typically, He’s the last person I go to when I’m going insane. When we meet one day, He shall say, “Why didn’t you come to Me first, Kim, you could’ve made it so much easier on yourself.”
- Learning more about my purpose on this crazy earth
I’ve known since a child, I was created for more than existing. I thought I could change the world. I thought I knew my destiny. I thought many things…but sometimes I’m utterly lost.
- One more year of mourning gone
I can’t remember the first year after my sister’s murder. I suppose God gives us a mechanism inside our brains, which allows pain to seep in a little at a time. If not, we’d die from the blackness of it, the abyss of it, the death of it.
- Books coming out:
I have a list of books I scribble on scratch paper all year long to read. Sherman Alexie is always on my list & I anticipate books by Elizabeth Berg and Liane Moriarty, Kristin Hannah, Elizabeth Gilbert, & Cheryl Strayed.
…in case you’re interested— the 3 best books I’ve read thus far are Lolita, The Book of Ruth, & Ariel.
- Fitting into my Rock Republic jeans
Most of you don’t know, and why should you, that I’ve been on Weight Watchers for over a year. I’m serious when I say, I loooooove this program, and if they asked me to work for them, I Would! In the beginning, my goal was to lose enough weight to fit into my Rock Republic, sexy jeans. Well, now those particular jeans are too big. Oh, and eggs are zero points, which THRILLS me. The little things in life are quite significant. Do you agree?
- Flying to Chicago in June for Kay’s son’s graduation w/ the Griswolds!
Yes, I said the Griswolds. My family is loud, opinionated, peculiar, half Republican, talk over one another, and I love them dearly, completely. Can you imagine driving 8 hours with these weirdoes? This is the reason they are driving to Chicago and Mr. Liverpool and I are flying there to meet them!
- Flying to Sacramento in July to see my boys, bake, and clean bathrooms!
I cannot wait another day, another hour. I love cooking my babies big roast dinners, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter bars, and Italian pasta. I love when the smells & memories of their childhood ( and mine ) linger inside air like going “home.”
- Spring. Melting. Summer. Heat. Sun. Lemon Tulips. Feeling the warm breeze upon my skin.
I’m what you call a “Caribbean girl” who happens to be living in Minnesota. For me, SPRING symbolizes everything I long for, crave, desire. The melting of snow. The sun falling upon my bare skin. Tulips rising thru cold soil. Robins. Barbecue. Shorts. Tank Tops. Resurrection has the scent of colors & music. Didn’t you know?
- 3 months vacation from school
My passion is not my job, so with my 3 months off, I follow my true passion: Reading. Writing. Words. Poetry. Ted Talks. Prayer. Did I mention “WRITING?”
- The Waterfront Trail
This is the last place my sister and I spent our time. At the end of our last walk, she said—“I can’t believe how fast that went!” I said, “Yeah, because we have so much to talk about!” We still do. Oh, we still do.
- Meeting new people who cause me to bloom, laugh, & see life in an interesting way
As some of you already know, I have a gage I go by when it comes to meeting new people. I ask myself this question… would you have wine (alone) with this person? If the answer is yes, I will love you forever and ever. Most of my “wine women” have a few things in common: they are interested & passionate about what’s happening around them. They’ve found God. They see the world in uniquely, colorful perspectives. And they make me laugh my ass off.
- Experiencing more gratitude
I’ve learned something HUGE and Life-Changing in my mourning process. One cannot move forward, experience joy, or live happily without gratitude. It’s IMPOSSIBLE. Absolutely impossible. I stood in darkness for a long time until I grasped that I was dying while my heart was still beating. I remember the moment the veil lifted. I said, “What was that? I’ve forgotten.” A voice said, and this is the truth, “The Sun.”
—-How about you? What are you looking forward to in 2018? What are your goals, small or large?