I just finished a wonderful article by Joe Robinson in Life and Wisdom magazine. He speaks about losing the “living feeling”. He asks when was the last time you were so excited by a passion that people asked you “what’s up with that grin? When did you last feel the tingle of a wow moment?”I can’t honestly remember feeling this way unless I was traveling somewhere new. Discovery is my passion yet my choices for how I spend most of my days does not support that. There is a disconnect within me.
In thinking about this I have made my own” to live list” based on where I am everyday.
- Day trips. Arizona is full of magic and I am committed to finding it regularly rather than waiting until I have time for an extended get away: 24 hrs. is a lot of time.
2. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone and saying YES to any new activity that remotely interests me. I have a new bike and I am researching biking groups! I also am looking into an art class to discover my inner artist through painting. I love looking at art and now it’s time to make some for myself.
I am remembering some of my childhood dreams. As a kid I always knew what made me happy and those memories may be my map to finding my passion beyond my work. I was once told that we don’t dream of things we are NOT capable of…
As I focus on my careers and adult responsibilities it is easy to forget that I am dealing with a “finite commodity”: TIME. We all have a limited engagement. I want to make sure my dance card is filled!
With budget restrictions I’m always looking for free or low budget things to do. I found a community group that does therapy through the Arts. I learned how to bind a book, I learned something about communication and how I’m perceived by others in a theater workshop and yesterday (lot’s of laughs) I wrote a short story in just an hour. I’m glad I found this group, i really look forward to these workshops.