Where are you going? Are you off on an adventure? Are you off to see the wizard?
Having a direction is incredibly important, and something it is so easy to lose sight of when you are suffering from a chronic illness. Or heck, it is easy to lose it when you are just living a normal, busy life. But knowing where you want to be going, and making sure that you are pointed the right direction can create a positive impact in your life.
When we are looking at our lives and take a few moments to look at where we are going, like people often do this time of year, we can determine if we need a change in direction. Subtle changes in direction can have a profound impact over where you are going, and I am all about small changes. Well, I love the idea of grand changes, but every time I try to do that, I fail. Like that month I tried to give up meat, dairy, eggs and all grains instead if simply being gluten-free. I lasted 3 weeks.
I would really like to be off to see the wizard. Or starting some grand adventure.
I like to imagine myself as one of those manic pixie dream girl types. Quirky and funny and ready to jump in to some grand adventure at a moments notice. I pretend I am a free spirited artist, but really, I am a type A control freak who loves to plan to make plans.
So, as you can guess, this girl’s got plans. Big ones.
This year, I am trying to make sure that I am headed in the direction that leads me to them. I spent the last year looking inward and trying to heal myself, this year is all about looking forward and trying to make some goals happen. Like the waves I plan to make in my health. Or the brushing up on my French & German because I hope to travel again soon. Taking some classes so I can keep learning nerdy things like Sass, UX and WordPress. Putting some money away so that I can do things like go on a vacation or finally get my sinuses fixed.
Each of these smaller goals is a guide post or check point to ensure that I am heading the right direction. As I complete each one, I am one step closer to those pie in the sky ideas that float around in this brain of mine. And they’ll remind me that I am headed somewhere if I ever forget what direction I am headed.