Today's BlogFest prompt was written by Corinne Rodrigues from Everyday Gyann. She is curious to know how we are, individually, living our dream:
It was a little more than fourteen years ago – something like that – when I attended the Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference. One of the perks of working at the county was they sent me, occasionally, to events like this one.
I heard Mark Victor Hansen speak. He talked about writing down 100 life goals and gave us the charge to find an accountability buddy to talk with about this. I asked our department assistant to buddy with me.
The next day at work I brought the 100 life goals I had typed up at home that very night and she brought… a surprised look on her face that I had actually followed the assignment.
About a year later I quit my job at the County (one of my goals) and found, all of a sudden, I was achieving what I had written on my list. Even when I forgot about the goals I wrote down, I rediscovered them as I adventured along with my now much more unconventional life.
I haven’t learned French or Italian yet, but I have been published (quite a bit!), I have had my own radio show, I have done quite a bit of speaking (and found I am actually good at it!). I have gained more friends than I can count…. One of my goals back then was to actually meet a friend once a week for coffee or lunch or something.
Now I am actually making a goal to NOT have any engagements with my friends for a week to take a break from the social whirl to completely heal from my recent cancer surgery.
This month I set goals for my post cancer surgery month.
I only wrote 5 because I didn’t want to overwhelm myself.
They include restoration of my daily rhythm, dye paper and make flowers, sew curtains for my living room, hang more photos and art, knit together some of my random writings into individual books, tend to quiet activities I normally don’t find time to do.
I love that I am living my dreams so much I can write a list like this one and feel at complete peace.
I love that I am living the dream so I regularly contemplate the “what the heck I am doing!” so I don’t careen through life on a treadmill.
I love that I am living the dream of being an artist in my own way, not needing to copy others but to do my own thing alongside others.
Very cool, isn’t it?
Oh, and I have no idea what happened to my former department assistant. I bumped into her a while back and she had taken an early retirement from the County due to carpal tunnel syndrome.
I wonder if she ever set goals beyond waking up every morning?
Perhaps this is what living her dreams is... simply different than mine.
So - tell me about how you are living YOUR dreams -
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Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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