You asked me what I wanted to do with the rest of my Life. At first, I thought I had no idea what I wanted. Then it occurred to me that I was setting artificial guardrails based on what my intellect believed is possible, probable even. Removing those guardrails opened me up to hear the whispers of my heart. Here is what came rolling out about what I want:
… to write a book. The urge is growing and sometimes I panic that something will happen to me before I finish it. I also want to write a song– combine my lyrics and a guitar melody.
… to spend my days helping people fulfill their dreams and visions for a more complete self.
… to Love my children (Love is a verb and worth capitalizing!). I want to be with them, and support them. Most of all, I want them to know, for certain, that I love them.
… to support all kinds of causes, in some small way. Causes that touch me, interest me, impact my children, or others’. I want to support one cause in some big way, giving it my energy, heart, soul, dreams.
… to listen to more music, and dance more- more fully, more intensely, more live-ly.
… to be known as a positive spirit, inspiring others, reminding them to breathe, because it is the most powerful action to be our authentic selves.
… to forgive myself and therefore let others forgive themselves.
… to show my hippie, zany, outspoken, Quiet, zen self, because that is me, to everyone- my children, husband and family, friends and even colleagues.
… to appreciate my body, its Life-giving support, its shapes and functions. I love it, and want to massage, caress, nourish, replenish, moisturize, rinse, groom, accessorize and celebrate it!
Thanks for the thought-provoking question– I appreciate the challenge. I am looking forward to growing into an old lady – it is going to be a fantastic ride!