Weddings. Births. Retirements. Fantasy vacations. Career changes. Life changes. Circumstances change and we make adjustments, some on good terms, others necessity for survival. How do you plan the life that you want? Carefully. Instant gratification has become the tag line of our society, yet the things we may want to do continue etching farther away.
Paint a picture in your mind of what and where you want to be in one year. Actuate the first step within weeks so the goal can take flight early on. Revisit step one during the process for adjustment. Never think that because you accomplished a step that it may not need an update and be humble enough to accept the fact that correction and rejection is a part of life. If you need more time to see your journey to fruition-no problem. The most important thing is to integrate with a healthy balance.
There was a time that I thought no greater joy would there be than to have children. While I may never become a mother, I made it my goal to encourage every child I could and make their day if only by talking to them with respect, treating them with kindness, being genuinely interested. It means so much more than trying to buy their affection or being passive.
In my adolescence, I had a second floor bedroom with a wonderful view of green grass and trees-I love trees. My favorite time of year was and still is Fall. The rustling of a brisk breeze where I purposely allowed the season to chill the room to experience the chilly sensation, it made me feel alive. In those untold hours I dreamt of what type of life I wanted, a home, decorated with my personality. Wanting to make all of my own decisions-of course that is what most young ones want! More than that though, I longed for a life where I could build on my forever. It did not matter whether it meant going it alone or having family support but I wanted my forever to be great.
Time and circumstance happened and it took time to realize certain realities but I never gave up. Learning to hone in on what I needed as opposed to what I wanted kept it real for me as I matured. Instead of keeping everything in my head or in a diary that I reflected on only when I felt a little down-I learned to live. Learn to live outside the box. Write it down, make it live, make it work. There are so many more things I want to do and I have just begun. You have a fresh start at s
Let your words take flight from head to heart to heel.
Until next time~