I have both a restless spirit and the ability to learn things quickly. So all my life I can remember just wanting to take on everything and always I have spread myself thin. Even now I do so many things and want so many things for myself I am almost trapped by trying to hold everything in my basket.
When I go to the grocery store, I have to use a hand held basket to shop or else I will buy too many groceries for me to finish. Always I think of so many dishes to cook. The weight of the basket reminds me to stop buying food.
But unfortunately I can’t do that with the things in my life. And right now I feel the weight of it all. So my trusted solution is to write a list. I love lists.
Things I want to Accomplish Short Term
- Get better at yoga
- Build a bike
- Prepare for Burning Man
- Prepare for hiking Mt. Whitney
- Enjoy the beach
- Start researching what I want to do with my life
- Bike more
- Learn to Surf
- Learn more recipes
- Backpack more
Things I want to Accomplish Long Term
- More school?
- Become fluent in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, whatever else I can
- Have a garden
- Take a 300 hr Teacher Training
- Have a home where I can entertain and cook for my friends
- Draw better
- Find a husband
Things I can give up
Ok so maybe I need to move more things form list 1 to list 3. But…I want it all! I haven’t even listed things related to family. Baby steps though…
Here we go. This is for me.