What do you really want?
The last week of December had me reviewing 2017, celebrating the good stuff as well as seeing where I could learn and improve upon in 2018. I looked again at my goals and dreams to see what may have changed, where I might fine tune and become more clear.
The first question I asked myself after my review was “what do I really want now?” You can read here about when to change your dreams/goals here..
I think it is of utmost importance to know what one wants in life, to take note of one’s passions, yearnings and leanings. We often head down very different paths in our lives and then at mid life we find ourselves questioning well, everything…
In 2014, I found myself back at the drawing board (yet again). My husband and I had divorced and the business of being someone’s wife and the responsibilities marriage entails were over. While I reveled in doing a giant starfish in my bed at night, there was no question my life had significantly changed. I was on my own with a teenaged daughter—we all know how scary that can be.
My daughter was becoming increasingly independent, and is now off at college. Even more responsibilities have been lifted from my plate—so much so, I am living a completely different and new life.
This new quiet, open place is a great luxury, I know. It gives me time to think, to pray, to meditate, experiment, reminisce…and to ask questions I haven’t taken the time to ask. It has given me a great opportunity to live a new adventure with tools I could only have dreamed of knowing how to use when I started out as a timid young girl.
What do you really want now? Did you let go of a dream as a young girl that you can now reconnect with? Is there a new vision calling you? Take heed, dear sisters and act. This is your time to shine.
Here are some books I’ve read that have helped me find my way:
Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck
Wishcraft How to Get What You Really Want by Barbara Sher
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron