Category Archives: Life Plan

Just Living

joy-girlI’ve been working in my new journal and thinking about what I will put on my vision board, but this process is more difficult than I expected.  (Geez, how many times have I said that?)  In my teens, 20s, and 30s I had goals, plans, and visions.  In my teens I worked toward getting into college in order to prepare for a career.  In my 20s I worked on finding my way in that career.  In my 30s I worked toward specific levels I wanted to achieve in that career.  Having achieved those goals, in my 40s and early 50s I volunteered in an area I’m passionate about.  Now, I’m ready to move on to the next phase, but I’m also heartily enjoying right where I am.

I read a book recently where one of the characters, a famous author and illustrator, is asked when she will produce her next book.  She replies that for now she just wants to live.  I understand completely!  I’m enjoying my life.  I have always enjoyed my life, but I’m beginning to feel very settled right now and I like that.  However, I don’t want to become stagnant and “old” so I also desire change, adventure, challenge.

As I work through this process I’m reticent to mix-up my happy life, but I’m also excited about what prospects might be out there.  Can there be a balance between just living and taking on the world?

September’s “Someday”

We’re well into September and I haven’t yet announced my September “Someday” – perhaps that is indicative of why I have chosen the “Someday” I have for September.  My life, wonderful though I admit it is, often feels hectic and rushed and days, months, and years (even decades) slip by.  Perhaps this “Someday” should have been the first “Someday”, as a plan for the rest of them.  Oh well, that, too, is indicative.  So, my September “Someday” is to work on a life plan using a planner and a vision board.

img_2438I bought a vision board kit several years ago.  I was so excited to get started on it, but by the time it arrived in the mail, other “stuff” had come up and, though I did unwrap it, I never did anything more with it.  There it has perched on my office shelf for the past three years (at least).  Recently I came across a life planning journal and the urge to create a plan rose again.  So, I ordered the planner and pulled my vision board kit off the shelf.  Now all I have to do is plan in the time to plan.