Yesterday I celebrated my 41st birthday. 41 YEARS!!! Holy shit! Although some would say I have 41 years of experience under my belt I will say for the first 39 of them it was truly one 1 year of experience done 39 times.
When I reflect of the first half of my life it was me just skating. No real destination…just wake up, do my thing, go to bed and repeat. I feel like I have learned and truly experienced more in the last 2 years of my life than I did in those 39 years that came before it.
In my ongoing quest of intentional living it must be known that I share these stories as a way of letting YOU know that anything is possible. That YOU can do and be whatever and whoever you want. The words I and me are used a lot in my blogs but what those words really mean are you and us. What I mean by that is that I am just a girl…just a 41-year-old suburbanite woman with nothing more than a high school diploma and a cosmetology license. There is not one single thing that I have done in my life that ANYBODY couldn’t do.
As you read these stories and insights I hope you are able to look at them through a reflective lens. YOU are capable of living whatever life you want to live…the key though is to first figure out what that is. What does the life you want to live look like?
I have started an online course that helps you really figure out what your goals in life are. Vishen Lakhiani, creator and founder of Mind Valley, has such a knack for helping you figure out exactly what you want out of life. He will guide you through an exercise in which you create goals based on the 3 most important categories…Experience, Growth, and Contribution. Within those 3 categories are 4 sub-categories. In the experience category is love relationships, friendships, adventures, and environment. In the growth category is health and fitness, intellectual life, skills, and spiritual life. Finally in the category of contribution is career, creative life, family life, and community life. You write these things down and when you are done you have everything you want out of life on paper that you can see everyday!
The course is called Extraordinary by Design…it is completely free and it is a wonderful self-exploration exercise. Click here to start living the life you have always wanted. It does not require a lot of time. Each session averages about 15 minutes. Some are a little more…some a little less. You have absolutely nothing to lose except for a life that you are not happy with!
I have been amazed at how much I have learned about myself in this short process. As I mentioned earlier when I say I it means you…so you will be amazed at what you learn as well. When you are finished making your sheets hang them at home and at work where everyone can see them. Encourage friends, family, and co-workers to do the same so that you can all connect as human beings and support each other through your path! I am so excited for you! Enjoy the process and please share your stories of discovery with me. Also share your goals with me and everyone….you never know who may be the person who can connect you with a goal!!!