Sorry, kids! The movie kept me out a bit longer than I had expected. Although, it was well worth it. I found Alice In Wonderland… well, wonderful. I wouldn’t say that Tim Burton outdid himself, but he entertained me all the same. I encourage you all who have yet to see it, to go. I normally hate going to see movies in theaters, so that is a rare thing for me to recommend. :)
Anyway, on to what I am here for. This week, I thought I would share with you a list that I have started to create. The idea to make this list came about when I was thinking about the changes I have experienced with this treatment I am undertaking. I decided that this time, having just turned 25 and started on a journey of “recovery,” was the best of any to shape my life and myself into what I desire for me. Therefore, goals started popping into my mind. As I wrote them down, they multiplied and the list became quite large.
After I finished, Will asked that I share it with him. As I read each goal, I followed with an explanation of why I felt it important to be included and what my plans were of accomplishing it. I quickly became emotional, which made me realize just how challenging these goals were. I became both scared and excited about the coming year. I know that each goal will only make the future better, but I face the question of whether or not I will live up to my expectations. Being my own worst enemy makes it a hard question to ponder.
Here are my goals I have set as of now:
– Hand make instead of buy (when I can).
– Start my hand-stitched quilt.
– Start a T-rex dinosaur figurine collection.
– Travel to at least one place on my list.
– Get a bike and ride it!
– Grow my hair out below my shoulders.
– Start rock climbing.
– Make something special for someone who deserves it (maybe a few somethings/someones).
– Learn more about crocheting.
– Fix my sewing machine and use it.
– Stop cursing … except on special occassions. ;)
– Learn (finally) what it feels like to be healthy.
– Get reacquainted with belief “roots” and try to make friends with those sharing similar beliefs.
– Visit each member of my family at least twice.
– Send letters… many letters.
– Do a “just for me” shoot monthly.
– Read 3 books.
– Maintain a journal again.
– Hike/camp at least 5 times!
– Use less of new… and re-use.
– Start on my side tattoo!!!
– Make an effort to meet/get to really know some photographers and artists that I admire.
– Use my camera every day.
– Watch the sun rise in three different places.
– Take a risk.
– Plant a tree and maybe some flowers.
– Reconnect with extended family.
– Fall in love every day for a different reason.
– Get over my OCD!!
As you can see, the second page is not full, and the list is unfinished. I do not want this list to stop. If the list ends, it means that I have given up on trying to better myself or live my life to the fullest. Don’t mistake what I have just written as saying that I don’t want to accomplish all of this. I hope to, but I want to write one new goal for every goal I cross off. :)
I think this is one of the best decisions I have made this year, second only to finally going to see a health care professional. What decision(s) have you made recently that you are happy with?