Traveling at the speed of life I forget where I am sometimes. That’s right, the speed of LIFE. Much faster than the speed of light, I’m convinced!
It can go fast, like really super fast.
Even knowing we all have the some amount of time in each day I don’t believe that time is constant. Some moments take
F O R E V E R
by quickity quick!
Which brings me back to forgetting where I am sometimes. Seriously. I have a great plan. Even a plan for executing the plan effectively. But some where between there and here days, months, and sometimes years pass.
Oh that’s right, I was going to learn French fluently…3 years ago!
Online art class? So excited I can’t wait to do art every single day!!! Huh? It’s been 6 weeks since I picked up a paint brush…seriously???
Working out? Eating well? *big sigh*
The intentions are there. The plan’s set and ready to go. I usually even get a week or two of strong forward motion and then
The time has slipped away with the spilt milk, homework, and household responsibilities. One day I wake up and remember, “Hey, I signed up for an art course 3 months ago! Crap, I’m so far BEHIND!!!”
Sometimes there’s tears. Sometimes growls of frustration. Always a feeling of dread that I didn’t do what I said I was going to for myself.
But this is where I CHANGE MY STORY! I get to be the author of my life. What’s cool about this story is the main character is sometimes unpredictable!
(I know, I’m on the edge to my seat too!)
Perhaps in the past she would have resigned herself to going back to the mundane tasks at hand, but not today. Today she says, “Time for a plot twist!”
Today she says, “So what if a day, a year, a decade has passed? What do YOU want now? What do you really, really truly in the deepest of deep parts of your SOUL do you want? Time to make it happen!”
This blog is a part of my personal “Plot twist” in my life. A long held dream that I never quite had the courage to step into, but here I am today doing it!
The art class? I’ll be restarting that back up next week. I’ve decided I’m not behind, it’s my class to take as I will. No pressure or stress. It’s for fun.
French, eating well, working out…all works in progress.
What I’m slowly learning in my life is that it doesn’t really matter what I’ve done or not done in the past. As long as I’m still breathing there’s always the possibility to pick up dreams and goals wherever they were left. Or to let go of ones that are no longer working and grab new ones.
But how to remember this in a busy, every changing life? Resetting often!
- Schedule it in a calendar
- Know when you begin to feel like you’re slipping away, losing yourself
Take a breath. Take a moment to evaluate where you are today. And where you want to be tomorrow. Make a decision to start again.
And then do it!
Do a little bit each day.
Remind yourself by
- putting it on your to-do list
- a sticky note
- placing it on your calendar
- a string around your finger
Whatever works for you. I’ll be scheduling mine on my electronic calendar and reminder on my phone with daily lists.
All those little bits that you do each day will add up to big dreams coming true!
No matter how much time has passed, how many goals were forgotten for a time, there’s still time to start again and say, “PLOT TWIST!” to take control of your life and dreams!
What dreams or goals are you ready to “change your story” in order to go after?