I was perusing pinterest (a place I spend too much time, it seems) and I came across beautiful Astra and her “A journey to a dream” blog. Seems Astra’s goal is to promote happiness and joy, and her blog is a reflection of a girl who is probably a joy to be around.
I braked for this entry:http://ajourneytoadream.blogspot.co.uk/p/101-in-1001.html . Here, she describes 101 things she wants to accomplish in 1001 days (for those who don’t enjoy math, that’s about 2 years, eight months — give or take). She set a beginning date — and then an ending. She also crosses off those things she’s done, and also gives highlighted updates to those things “in progress.”
It made me think. Where am I going? I’m in a real transition right now … two kids at college, two kids at home. I’ve gone back to working part-time, and have an opportunity to help with a new project in my community. I like the freedom I have right now, but I’ve turned my back on some long-held dreams. We (as a family) are in a “good place,” but I find discontent my constant stalker.
I think I need a new “road map,” ’cause there is so much I want to do — to create, to experience — to color brightly the life I have and help move toward a life I want. And this lovely list from dear Astra seems like something I’d be interested in. She has simple things, and not-so-simple goals to go for. She is well on her way (her list is “due” sometime 2014).
So, I’m going to start my own 101 things list.
I don’t want to “say” anything as of now, ’cause I really want to think about this. I think I’ll give myself this week — I’m not teaching outside the home this week, so I have a little extra time. But by next Sunday, I want to have a 101 list up and running.
I struggle to follow through with things that are important to me. I’m good at finishing things outside the realm of my inner life. Somehow, I shortchange myself so often. But I think a 101 list will be a good way to keep me focused on some things I want to do for me. Of course, they will benefit others I love (I know sewing some cute summer skirts for my girls will be on my list!), but I want to learn new things. I want to transfer some of the knowledge I have into action. I want to “do” instead of just think about it.
Wish me luck! It should be a fun week!