This is something to keep with us for the rest of our lives. I believe how I heard it was some really old guy decided in his teen years to make a list of things he’d like to do during his lifetime. These included stuff like meet the Pope, visit with Mother Theresa, climb Mount Everest. He was interviewed when he was in his 90’s and talked about this and how he’d accomplished all but a couple of the things on his original list and had an incredible life.
So the exercise for this time is to draw up your own life list. Try to get it to at least 100 things if you can. Make them big (climb Mount Everest), medium (learn a new language), AND small (learn how to juggle). Anything goes and don’t worry about not being able to accomplish them. They’re goals for your lifetime, not next week. If you have difficulty getting a whole bunch, don’t worry, just add to it as you think of them. I’ve been known to stop whatever I’m doing, rummage around in my purse, pull out a pen, and scribble madly so that I don’t forget what I was just inspired to do. Most of all… have fun! That’s a lot of the point. Make sure you write about the process in your journal too, and about the things you’d like to do. You’re welcome to read about my list in my journal entries.
So…as a starter…
What is it that you’ve always wanted to learn?
©Tracey, CSM 2002