Thursday, March 12, 2009

it's go time

Actually, it's 'letting go' time. I'm exhausted. I'm exhausted physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and, most certainly, creatively. It's time for a change—a big change. Hopefully soon things will be changing in a very specific way. Until then, I need to work on simplifying my life. It's something I have yearned for for a very long time and I have decided it is time to take charge and put my simplifcation plan into action. Problem is my life has gotten so chaotic and unorganized that I can't seem to find the time to devise a 'plan' (this is part of the larger problem!!)—so I have decided to set some goals and make up the plan as I go.

I have given myself two weeks to finish up all in-progress projects and meet some ouststanding obligations. After that I am taking 3 months—90 days—off from anything and everything that is unnecessary in my life—no new projects, no new obligations. I am going to concentrate on living every day and enjoying the simpleness of life. I even considered taking a hiatus from this blog but decided that it would be a great place to chronicle this journey. So consider yourself warned. If you are a regular reader (you know who you are and THANK YOU!) this might get really boring. But, maybe if I share what works and doesn't work for me you can apply it to your journey. But I don't blame you if you abandon ship.

So let's get started.

Initial Goals
Embrace the calm.
Gain a new perspective.
Develop appreciation.
Express gratitude.
Learn to care for myself.

I know these sound very abstract but I think they need to be. I am going to let the journey guide me towards the way to reach these goals.

I don't want to create too many rules for the journey, but I think I need some guidelines to keep me in check. Any suggestions?


Mala said...

I can't wait to read about it all. Good luck!

Hilary said...

I am on the same sort of journey myself...a transformation of sorts - To live my life and not have life living me- Letting go of things that don't work which can be some the hardest to let go of :(-
I look forward to reading and responding to your journey...I sure it will help mine-
Love to you!