You know what I realized over the last week? That the Universe is forcing me to sit my butt down and do some writing.
Okay, yes. I realize that sounds kooky.
But the realization hit me today as I was walking from my office to the kitchen. I was doing some mild fuming over the fact that the last few days of planning have come to naught. My goal was to be outside as much as possible during my break, but for one reason or another, we weren't able to get out of the city as much as I would have liked. And it has all been stuff where I have had to sit and wait.
Sit and wait.
What could I be doing while sitting and waiting?
My yearly goal list. My vision board.
Me: (through gritted teeth) Thank you, Universe.
You see, these are things I am passionate about. I've talked about writing down goals and how important I think that is. And because I am such a visual person, vision boards really help me "see" my goals. (Don't know what a vision board is? Don't worry. I'll cover what they are and how to make one in Part II.)
Sometimes I have that whole, "Do as I say, not as I do," kind of thing going on.
Oh, I've meant to start on these items only about 20,000 times this week. I have even started my vision board. But, I kept getting distracted or getting restless. And here's why - IT IS HARD.
Why is it hard?
Because you have to force yourself to be vulnerable. Honest. Raw.
Because if you aren't vulnerable, honest, and raw IT WON'T WORK.
And it also means that you have to face those trust/control issues. It means you have to have faith that good things can and will happen to you. And ironically, it means that you have to visualize those things and then let them go.
I know. Seems counter-intuitive. But this is the only way it's going to work. You visualize it, you write it down, and then you let it go.
You did your part. Trust in the good.
So off I go. To sit and write and wrestle with myself. And to be very happy and thankful that the Universe made me do it.
Sites I Dig
The Road is Home
The Seed & Plate
Sharon Covert Photography
The Define School
The Noisy Plume
Sarah Gee Photography
Fox & Owl Studio
The Stork and The Beanstalk
Mellow Yellow Photography
A Simple Little Journal
What I've Been Reading
The Girls by Emma Cline
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Never Broken by Jewel
Hold Still by Sally Mann