I’m over here making a list, checking it twice, thrice and a fourth time too.
It occurs to me on this 4th day of July that the number “four” doesn’t get much attention, only one day of the year to get fire-worked up, BBQ’d out and paraded around.
I mean, we recognize three with a good bronzing. Two has a whole silver metal devoted to it. Then, there’s one who we completely revere in our “go for the gold” American way of life. In fact, I”m surprised someone hasn’t already proposed we change July 4th into a July 1st celebration just to have a numero uno national birthday.
But for today, hurray for Number Four.
And, as we celebrate the beginning of the rest of the year, here’s my Top Four Bucket List of where I want to focus the rest of 2011.
Do more, think less
Be present with people, instead of all locked up inside my head
Move past fear (running away from spiders doesn’t count)
Volunteer for something meaningful (somewhere)
Share quality time with loved ones and the precious people in my life
Drink more water
Learn to cook something like my life depends on it (newsflash: it does!)
Move with joy
Listen to the stirrings in my soul (and write them down)
Enjoy quiet time
These are the big buckets and believe me I have ideas of what I might try or return to, including (but not limited to, may be added to or deleted):
yoga, kettlebells, running, craniosacral work, tennis, bike rides, walks, making new friends, raw food recipes (like chocolate kale chips~ stay tuned!!), taking time off, rekindling my inner child, laughing more, traveling, Thai massage, dosha balancing, chakra therapy, holistic body work, acupuncture, whale watch, clean out my closet …
And, I would of course love to hear from you.
If you have ideas for me to try please send them my way. I could use the inspiration for my lists. And, if you have lists you want to tackle for you and just need a little support, feel free to share them with me too.
As we head into the “rest of the year” I feel good about not shopping, I have thus far proven there are ways to avoid it, if nothing else to borrow my way out of it.
But it leaves me with this thought:
Not shopping is not the only challenge.
The real work awaits.