Admittedly I’m a planner…one person dear to me called me “his little planner” even. It’s in my genes. I’m not sure where I got it but I’m believing that I’m not just weird so I say it’s passed down from someone. I’m pretty sure though my dad may be responsible. I do recall trips were planned down to the tee and had itineraries. You can read my blog post here which outlines my desire to give God it all and put down a few goals.
In this blog I talked about these dreams:
- speak French, Spanish, German and Dutch (now Swedish) or Korean, FLUENTLY
- play guitar well
- write an album full of songs
- Produce a movie (or 10)
- Produce a live musical (in a major city)
- learn to play my violin
- marry a man who is passionate about God, me and others
- own a place in New York and Paris
- run my own PR company
- write at least one book
- play a significant impact on abolishing slavery in the 21st century
- run a centre for creative arts for young adults
Now, they haven’t changed and they’re still important to me…but I am challenging myself to 4 months of no planning.
That’s right. I’m sure my friend miss e will have a LOT to say about this..but I am not going to plan and I invite you to join me on this journey, even if it’s just to come along and read.
For the next four months (to go along with my no-buying new clothing pact!) I am going to live life challenging myself to live daily. To ME this doesn’t just mean not filling up every moment with plans, but it means to NOT look at my future and say I am going to do X, Y and Z.
Instead of making life changing decisions I am going to live in the moment and concentrate on what God gave me…today.
My goals are to be spiritually, emotionally and physically in better shape by July 8th…(right after my darling friends’ wedding in Italy). At that time, I can reassess and see if I can make new plans…but until then, I am going to live in the moment, not worry about tomorrow, for today has enough of it’s own to worry about. My focus is to build up my relationship with God, others and my Personal Trainer (jokes, I pay him to like me so it doesn’t count).
I am hoping that this season brings excellence new habits, better relationships with all sorts of people and a time of rest of sorts, a time to not put so much pressure on myself, but just to live.
I hope you’ll join me as I walk this, I’ll have lots of pictures (you should see my PT), fun stories, and I’m sure pretty hard days.