Today I finalised (I hope 😉 ) my 101 goals in 1001 days list. If you missed it, it’s got it’s own shiny tab right up there :points: at the top of the blog.
I’m wondering how I didn’t find / think of this earlier.
For awhile now I’ve felt like I’m drifting rather aimlessly with little to no forward vision for my life. Part of the problem, I realised, was that I was still envisioning a future / life path very similar to the one I had in my head while I was in highschool. Which didn’t include living in a different country, didn’t include having children young, didn’t include wanting a big family. I’m not saying I regret my decisions up til now – rather I think they’re wonderful and make me on average happier than I would have been otherwise. But the vision I had for myself simply wasn’t realistic or true to me any longer. But I still was measuring myself by that ruler – and not measuring up – and letting myself get down about that.
That’s not who I am anymore.
So making the 101 in 1001 list was a way of figuring out who I am now. What I want. What I enjoy doing – and how to do more of that. And I think my list quite effectively encompasses all of that. I actually look forward to tackling just about all the items on it (except, possibly, the dental work – though I don’t really like the idea of ongoing, unchecked, teeth dramas either) but furthermore I have somewhere to turn when I feel like I’m lacking guidance or not measuring up. Something I’ve set in place myself. And can actually measure up to.