Today’s topic in Soul Coaching is Creating a Future…there was a point during the last few years of being sick that you could NOT get me to even imagine the future…I just did not see one. But I have discovered (on days that I am not in a depressive fog) that I need to think in different terms of the future…for me it is not GRAND ideas or plans…BUT baby steps – steps to get back to where I am living life as complete as possible because I can. Not letting the sickness take that away. Even if it is in the little things!
I do not have to imagine a house because I am living in my dream house. It needs a lot of work…but it is home and personally I cannot see giving it up for anything…we raised our children here…the neighborhood is nice…we are all in a bit of corner in our area….a little community. We know if something looks out of place or who is where…it is nice!
We live about 25 minutes west of the beaches – LOVE THOSE BEACHES…so I have no intention of giving them up. I can see the miracle of launches from the Kennedy space center from my front yard…AMAZING!!!
I have my pond – so dreamy. I am close enough to main stores to jump in the car and I am there in less then 20 minutes (with traffic-lol) and live far enough away that I can get away from all that of congestion.
What I see/want in my future is –
- to get my craft room set up…to really have it in just a way that I can sit for hours and create and not worry about getting up and down and chase things all over..
- to actually go outside. I would say once a day or once a week – but I don’t want to disappoint myself but to dream I would say once a day – if anything just to take a look out the front yard and take in a deep breathe of the day.
- To go out to the store(s) at least once a month – to just get out there with my family – not necessarily to buy anything – just to be out!
- To have my children home all together at the same time – just to visit us!
- to go motorcycle riding with my hunnie again – to buy a new motorcycle and just ride the roads
- to take a cruise with my hunnie ( a real vacation)-we have never been on a vacation
- to launch my etsy store with goodies I have created -I know it will be successful
- to get the repairs done on my house (new kitchen, new roof, new puter room etc)
I so look forward to the future and what it holds – that is saying VOLUMES because for a long time I saw no future…so I know 2009 will be WONDERFUL!!
Today I will dream of my future and live it too!!
Today is day 27 of SOUL COACHING and day 28 of NABLOPOMO.
WOW – the holidays are over…..New Year’s Celebrations have died down…and now going back to everyday life is upon everyone!!! School does not start up here until next week..so the daughter is still off just lazing around the house…I really wanted her to redo her room but that has been an unending losing battle! She is 18 and even tho she still lives under “our roof” her room is her business…and if she likes the mess then more power to her I guess.
We have really been up to NOTHING!!! I am pursuing my goals in art…creating something everyday and taking a photo a day project….check out my art blog (FINDING MYSELF) for that info…but have gotten nothing else accomplished. The weather took us for a loop this week….we went from the high 70’s and 80’s to 28 degrees today. OMG can you say we do not even own a coat!!!! I love the cold weather because I can breathe so much more easier….having to fight a lung disease – the cool weather brings comfort…but no coats…and we do not have central heating (our central AC/heat stopped working when we first moved in and never had the money to fix it–a couple of thousand dollars does not come easy). But tomorrow the weather should be warming up to the 60’s which is nice and cool for us yet not cold enough for coats.
All is well with the boys…have heard from them pretty much every day (which is wonderful). One son is getting out of the army (I think I mentioned that already) he has his time in…he is just not army material…so now he will pursue other ventures. I think he is happy it is over for him. The son in Japan has been homesick over the holidays…but he is good…and being able to stay in touch with us has helped him get through the down times…but he is busy so that helps too!
Besides my goals for the new year – I have chosen to find a word and live the word..use it as my personal motto – my mantra…it is PEACE!!! I have been using that word when I sign off or when I end a letter or something…but this year I want to truly make a conscious effort to live the word…breathe the word….have that PEACE surround my life and in my life…at least that is my goal!!!
I think I have caught up on news…nothing new…but a New Year to try New Things and Start Fresh. Do you have any goals for the New Year? If you wanted – what word would you chose to be your mantra?
Until Next Time ….. PEACE!!!
I have been thinking of the year ahead coming up really quick…..and decided after a few days of thought that I want to write out some goals (have never done this before) of things I want to achieve…things that I want to focus on …so here is my GOAL LIST FOR 2008:
GOALS FOR 2008
1- Create some form of ART every day – even WIP is good (at least 3 times a week is my minimum)
2- Go OUT at least once a month OUTSIDE into the real world (off our property)
3- Go OUTSIDE the house at least once a week
4- Organized arts and craft supplies – craft room
5- Take Pictures – lots of pictures – at every opportunity
6- Take time to pray – meditate – breathe – think things through
7- Open an Etsy Shop
8- Make MORE handmade gifts for Christmas 2008 (less store bought)
9- Find SOMETHING positive – a blessing – everyday – write it down (keep track)
10- Live – Love – Laugh
Of course – I will add to it if I think I am moving ahead with things in my life instead of constantly fighting an internal battle just to exist….but the above mentioned things are important right now for me….and of course my family is NOT MENTIONED because they are always my priority – I just wanted to list things that are not so obvious!
Do you have any GOALS for 2008 – I would love to hear about them…let me know.
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