I get a charge out of reading and putting into action those 10 Ways to Declutter Your House or 9 Steps to a Better Budget.
As one year comes to an end, I like taking stock and seeing what needs to be accomplished in the next one. Not all of the goals are achieved, or achieved in the timeframe I want, but life's a journey. Plans need tinkering.
This year my usual ambitious perspective veered off course. A different kind of change came.
The favorite "Holiday Adventure List" would be no more (not all my lists are task oriented...some are
Every summer, Christmas, and Spring Break for the last 14 years, our family made lists of places we wanted to explore and things we wanted to do. The ritual started when my boys were young. We made plans to visit a certain animal at the zoo or go to a bookstore. There were grand lists too, like our adventure in Scotland. Over the years, the list adapted to meet the tastes of a maturing family.
This year, my oldest son told me he's not interested. He still wants to see the occasional movie with us. And if I tell him I'm going to Barnes & Noble, I know he'll be along for the ride. Then we'll sit and talk about books awhile, but this won't be a planned event.
But, what does this have to do with being empowered?
This change made me step back and take stock in a bigger picture. We're in the middle of this decade. Where do I want to be when it ends?
And, my no-more-adventure-lists son made an excel spreadsheet of colleges to investigate. "The List" is not entirely dead afterall.
What about you? Any plans or goals for the next year or the next 5 years?
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