I’m living the question raised during my bucket list creative process. I still haven’t completed my bucket list – my intention is to have it done by the end of the week and will share more of the path on the way to completion –
For now, I’ll share with you how I am living the question by realizing what is most important to me by seeing how I am actually spending my life.
The proof lies in where I spend my time. If I invest my time primarily in one category,that shows what is most important to me in that particular moment no matter what my mouth may espouse.
I created these categories for my autumn bucket list as I art journaled on the topic of Passionate Possibilities for this Fall season.
“Feeling Good” (Physical health)
Make love tangible (Art/Work and Life/Work)
Receive abundantly (Life Work and Art Work)
Business breakthroughs (Life/Work in the form of infrastructure like website, mailing lists and product development.
Creative a-ha's (Life/Work and Art/Work and others, actually.)
Sacred memories (Spiritual growth in my home/world, travel, art - actually throughout the entire list - as this happens when I dance, move, walk, too.)
Family legends (along the same lines as sacred memories but specifically in relationships, even with people who aren't in my traditionally-thought-of-as-family: close friends, fellow adventurers, possibly you reading now.)
(PS - I can't spend time fussing to make this right, I need to live and love my autumn bucket list into being so I apologize for the imperfection in this blog post.)
Right now I am in the midst of tech week for “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” so my mind is deeply invested in bringing that work of art to life, collaboratively and to the best of my abilities.
My time investment here lies on the category of “Make love tangible” and perhaps “Creative A-ha’s”. It also floats into “Sacred Memories” and once the show opens and applause begins, “Receive abundantly” may come although not in a financial way unless perhaps I am discovered by someone who wants to pay me (a lot) to be in film or television.
I suppose it could happen – I’m open to the possibility, for certain.
I’ve also been spending a lot of time on Periscope, networking, creating content and practicing my craft.
This falls into several categories as well.
“Business breakthroughs” and “Creative a-ha’s”, “Sacred Memories” as well as “Make Love Tangible.” It may grow into “Receive abundantly” and “family Legends.” I’m primarily a storyteller in all that I do so yes, this definitely fits.
There is a glaring whole in my day-to-day living from my so-far living the question of my autumn bucket list.
Do you see it?
I have yet to work on “Feeling Good”. I haven’t been making my daily smoothies and I haven’t been doing much in the way of intentional exercise.
Here is where choice making comes in – as well as the power of intention of a bucket list. I can now purposefully dance along to some videos and make sure I have all the ingredients on hand to start getting back into my green smoothie habit. I always feel so much better when I make and drink my green smoothies!
Without my bucket list and my devotion to “figuring it out” through living the question, “When I turn the calendar page on December 21, what do I want to look back and see?” I might not have captured this gap in time for it to make a difference.
Now, in the midst of my busy rehearsal and business building time, I can be certain I will also pay attention to the “Feeling Good” bucket list intention.
PHEW! Watch here for the final product and hopefully for lots of productivity balanced amongst my categories.
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