Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Wild Woman Wednesday
Wild women are organized… or at least we want to be/try to be. I think we’re having so much fun that sometimes we have to steal time in order to get our lives less cluttered and more organized. As I look towards 2012, I do have goals, plans and dreams that are both fresh and new, while some are a continuation of the steps I’ve already begun on the journey. Some people turn up their noses and scoff when others make new years resolutions – truth is, many new years resolutions are like diets. You start off strong but create unrealistic, overwhelming goals, and the minute you stumble, you give up.
Ever thought about the meaning of resolution? It is a decree, a declaration, a decision, promise, pledge. It stems from the word resolve – determination, steadfastness, tenacity, perseverance. Ooo – those are wild women words! Wild women have tenacity, strength, and determination! You’ve got what it takes to succeed – maybe it’s just a matter of planning a little smarter when making those declarations of reaching those goals in 2012. We’re going to begin right now to put the energy and plans in motion for 2012. Look at that, you’re already ahead of the game!
Today we’re going to exercise our brainstorming muscles by firing up those synapses and doing what I call a “brain dump”. Today I want you to find 20 minutes to yourself without interruption (even if you have to lock yourself in the bathroom). No music, no TV, no distractions. Just you, a pencil or pen and a few sheets of paper. Feeling excited? Good – this is YOUR LIFE! Now… begin writing everything you want out of life – places you want to go, experiences you want to have, dreams you want to achieve. There are no limitations, no criticisms, no “oh, I couldn’t do that” messages from the negative little gremlin we have sitting on our shoulder that wants to squash your spirit. Think/dream/write B-I-G!!! Be courageous and FREE. Pour your heart and soul into it – what do you want to be? Think about travel, finances, career, education, physical health, relationships, creativity, home, nature, giving back, your spiritual life, community. What books do you want to read? What books would you like to write!?!? You have endless limitless boundaries, let yourself go in complete freedom and enthusiasm and hope and spirit. Write until your fingers ache, flow everything through that pen onto paper. Go back and write some more. Put those wild woman thoughts and dreams and desires on those pages. It should be joyous and bodacious and a little scary. You may discover things about yourself you never even realized until this moment that you wanted! Remember – unbounded… no fences, no limits – your dreams are your dreams, and as you “put them out there” and see them on the written pages, you plant the seeds of life in them and they begin to take shape and grow and become reality... one little baby step at a time.
Tomorrow we will gather all your dreams together and you will begin the process of making them happen. See you then!
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” ~ Mary Ann Radmacher