Monday, July 19, 2010


Life is full of H2IK moments.  As a teacher I have had more than my fair share.   H2IK originates from a short lived TV show called Defying Gravity.  The term can be used to appear as if you are giving a technical explanation for something when in fact you don't know.  If someone who is familiar with the term hears it, it can be considered a request to help explain without embarrassing the original speaker (explanation found on Urban Dictionary).

So what is H2IK?  It means "Hell if I know."  We all have these moments, right?  Whether its when I'm teaching and a student wants to know exactly how many soldiers died on D+3, or who the first person was to shoot a bullet during the Spanish-American War.  While I love their curiosity, H2IK.  I'm not a walking encyclopedia.  

Maybe it's when someone asks you what your plans are now that you are done with college.  H2IK.  I can make all the plans that I want, it doesn't mean they are going to happen.  I planned on getting a job right out of college, didn't happen.  I planned on being in a serious relationship by now, didn't happen.  Am I complaining?  No.  Because someday it's going to happen.  And if it doesn't that I just have to believe it wasn't meant to be.  Because there are plenty of things I DO know.

I know that my family loves me even when we drive each other crazy.  I know that I made my parents proud by graduating college.  I know that God has plans for my brother despite his disabilities.  I know that the experiences I had as a babysitter and as a nanny helped me to save a baby's life.  I know that while I may not have many friends, I have friends that count.  I know that I am not the smartest, funniest, prettiest girl in the world.  But I'm not supposed to be.  I know that I am who God made me to be.  I know that I may try to be someone I'm not, but I don't need to.  I know that who I am is enough.  I know that the desires of my heart will be fulfilled in God's time (and when I don't know it, I have to believe it).

I know that sometimes its okay to say H2IK.  Because sometimes, we can't know it all.


  1. Excellent post, and that's a great way to look at things.

  2. Awesome perspective! Love this post, and the idea of accepting things as they come. What improvements you can make, you do, but otherwise, why worry about it!


Life is busy, thanks for taking a moment to leave a note!