For the past week or so I’ve really been on this kick of carpe diem. I’ve been running into the typical bumps in the road that life sends along, so I wanted to find myself a solution by looking at what needed improvement. I sat down with myself and my thoughts (meaning I was riding on the subway rushing from one place to the next) and I narrowed down what was making me unhappy and why. I’m not saying I was completely unhappy or depressed, I could just tell that something was off. What I realized was that I had lost sight of what was really important to me. I work hard and my work is important to me but there’s more to life than that for me. I’m an experience person. I like being spontaneous, enjoying life’s special treasures and being around loved ones.
I had created a bucket list about 6 months ago to help me write down places I want to see, things I want to do and what I want to accomplish with my life. When I looked at it again recently I only had one item crossed off! It was clear to me that I had to make some changes with my current lifestyle. First I worked on my bucket list. I made sure I had specific tangible goals that were also realistic. I then I took out 25 that I thought I could complete by the time I was 25 (June 2014). The rest I will save when I make my 30 by 30 and 35 by 35 lists.
One day I stumbled upon Veranda Lane: Life and Leadership Coaching. There was a post called 5 Resolutions for Young Professionals Seeking Success in 2013. This automatically caught my eye because she was talking about me! …Or at least I fit into the category of people she was calling out to. This past weekend I used her goal planner to help me set some resolutions for the year.
I was really impressed with myself. Out of one weekend I gained a list of dreams I will complete in the next year and a half, and a whole new set of goals for the year! I can already tell that I’ve got my life back on the track I want to be on. I really encourage you to spend some time with yourself to do the same.
What are your life dreams? Do you have a bucket list?