It is the most gratifying goal that must begin with a small achievement.
And it reminded me that my goal to create 52 paintings in this year has become a bit neglected. So I'm going to have to go back to picking up that brush every day.
It also made me think of how much I can accomplish if I just make sure I spend a small amount of time each day working toward my goals. I say goals because I have a whole long list of these.
Some of these are:
Scan all the family photos of our immediate family as well as those of my mom and dad - and share with relatives
Complete and market my knitted bags
Complete the 52 small paintings before the end of December
Finish at least one of the two books I'm writing
Clean out all those things we have accumulated over the years
Three months ago I thought I had the whole system licked. I discovered sticky notes on the computer. So I had a lovely line up of notes in varying colors: purple was long term goals by month: March - paint ceilings, start plants, etc.
pink was daily goals: Monday: lunch with friends, laundry, complete one painting, etc.; yellow was additional goals and so on and so on. Up to this time I had kept a journal with these listed - but here they were staring me in the face every morning when I opened the computer. What bliss! What power when I checked each accomplishment off!
Then pow! My NEW computer failed. But never fear -
I have Carbonite back up and presto = when the new harddrive was installed, there was everything just as I had left it - except - WAIT - my sticky notes were gone! Disappeared into the ether. Where were my lovely thought out goals? What would I do tomorrow when I rolled out of bed?
And what happened? I had the most lovely vacation. No goals, no lists - I'd never in my life operated without lists so I just read a book, puttered in the yard, tried a new recipe AND wrote a chapter of my book, picked up the brush, took some photographs - not because it was on my list but because I felt like doing it.
I remembered my lunch dates because they did matter to me. No catastrophe happened - nothing quit working or fell down. I did what I enjoyed simply because I enjoyed doing it rather than because it was on my list.
I feel like my time has expanded and I'm more creative than ever.
I'm quite convinced it was a God Wink and I feel blessed.