With a new month upon us, it’s time to quickly reflect and plan ahead. I have been reflecting of late on purpose. When you leave the working world, a new purpose must be sought out so that you feel productive, useful and all around happy. We always have the purpose of handling the logistics of living ( taxes, groceries, cooking for family) but that is not personal.
I refer to the kind of purpose that fills your soul, lightens your spirit and gives you the motivation to jump out of bed each day. I have been struggling a bit to find mine.
So what have I come up with? Planning ahead to lead a creative life has always been my retirement goal. So with some inspiration from some fellow bloggers I have come up with my list for May. I hope that with focus on creating and enjoying life’s moments, I will be further motivated. These goals are to…
♡dust off the gratitude journal that I started Jan 1, and continue.
♡Create an intentional free-write journal. Julia Cameron of The Artist’s Way, recommends 30 minutes of uninterrupted intentional writing.
♡Get up the gumption to approach a local store to sell my greeting cards
♡Respond to other blogs more often
♡practice some landscape photography in Hawaii
♡Work on cleansing the body of sugar, dairy and gluten. I usually feel better on the Whole 30 so I’ll be re-starting that tomorrow morning!
♡Read books that speak to creativity, spiritual growth and mindfulness.
♡Plant bulbs and focus on some new growth through gardening. Read books on annuals and perennial gardens. Always therapeutic.
♡Clean out my house. Eliminate as many “things” as I can. The fullness of life is not reached through your number of possessions.
♡Work on health. Stretch. Walk. Breathe. And repeat.
♡Sign up for a photography course with my brother-deserts or beaches TBD.
♡ See my daughter perform in The Marriage of Figaro in Vancouver, and take flowers!
What goals have you set for May?