When I decided to focus on this blog again, I thought that I would be posting more often. It’s a delicate balance between experiencing life on a daily basis and documenting it afterwards. There’s so many pictures on the camera and so many weekends spent taking short trips or running errands around home.
The last post I mentioned slowing down, but lately I’ve found it difficult to focus. I keep forgetting to complete little things and have a million to-do lists scattered across my desk, on my phone, taped to my wallet, etc. You can’t imagine how many times in the past month that I’ve walked into the bathroom and realized there’s one sheet left on the last roll toilet paper. What is happening? I keep blaming it on Venus and Jupiter. I am an absolute champion at multi-tasking at work, and I keep making mistakes in that capacity too. So what is on my mind?
I make it a point to focus on one thing at a time when I come home from work. I don’t even like to listen to the radio while cleaning or making dinner because I don’t want to be distracted. Silly, maybe, but it helps me appreciate the present.
So, instead of jotting down the weekly mundane tasks and categorizing my day into routines, I revisited a list of goals that I made earlier this year. Everyone keeps making 30 before 30 lists (and I’m past that mark!), but I wanted to make a life list. Nicole of Making it Lovely had a great list, that I found inspiring. So here’s a few things I look forward to accomplishing … big and small!
- Live in a big farmhouse
- Drive to Alaska
- Return to Japan
- Own two dogs at once
- Expand our family
- Learn how to drive a stick successfully
- Have an outdoor movie night
- Go camping
- Have a successful garden
- Keep an orchid alive
- Volunteer for a charity on a regular basis
- Learn how to sew
- Start running
- Become a yoga teacher
- Attend a Baptiste week-long bootcamp
- Obtain a PMP
- Be a regular contributor to a yoga magazine
- Become more handy around the house
- Open a yoga studio
- Stop depending on recipes so much
- Climb Mt. Washington
- Read 20 books in a year