I changed almost everything about my life two and a half years ago.
I had a full-time job as a teacher in a magical school (a job I had been working towards for years) and I was finally there. I kept reminding myself, “You made it! You did it!” but there was this voice in the back of my head that kept asking, “But what if…?”
I set the goal at the beginning of 2016 to intentionally seek out one new experience every month… I called it my “YOLO List.” This was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself and I’ll definitely keep it up in 2017. Below is a list of what I’ve been up to – this color font indicates it was something that scared me. It is worth mentioning that those (scary!) things were the ones I’m especially glad I did.
A few months ago I began asking myself, “As a kid, what did I truly love doing for the sake of doing it?” In addition to ‘recording myself reading excerpts from Reader’s Digest‘ – acting came to mind. Plus, I am basically living in Hollywood, so I figured the time would never be more right!
You know the expression, “you live, you learn”? Well I started thinking about it a few months ago. I realized that I spend A LOT of energy trying to “learn” so I can frantically avoid making mistakes while “living.” I avoid situations that I can’t prepare for. I like predictable situations because they make me feel in control.
This year I want to take more chances. Stretch myself into the unknown. Set up camp outside of my comfort zone. So here are my goals for my unplanned year… Continue reading
I have been ‘goal-oriented’ since elementary school. Most likely, I started goal-setting because a character in The Baby-Sitter’s Club made it seem fun, but 20 years later, it is still something I do regularly. I’ve been using the below process since high school – it’s basic, but it works for me.