Sunday, January 18, 2009

sunday visioning

i felt much better about my last sunday's visioning statement than i did about the first one i wrote, so the first lesson i would say i've learned this year is that small goals are easier to attain than large ones.

then i read my friend patti's blog Eat Man Drink Water, and she posted a bucket list of stuff do to before one dies. a lot of the stuff on it i've already done (whew) and most of the rest of the stuff is stuff i don't particularly feel the need to do - ever (owning a convertible and going on a cruise being the two most memorable examples)...but it got me thinking.

what WOULD i like to do before i die? this is a much bigger question than i can answer in ten minutes of blogging but it's one worth sitting with, especially as the year rolls down to my 50th birthday.

gentle readers, how about you? what would you like to do, before you die?

and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.

9 comments:

Missy's Blog said...

There are so many things I want to do before I die. The main one? I want to be a grandmother. I know, I know ... my son is only 4 years old ... but I want watch him grow into the man I know he will be, find the love of his life and have a baby. Of course, I want him to lead a wonderful life in between all of that ... but at 41 right now ... I just want to live long enough to see my grand children.

Stephanie E said...

I would love to finally have a family. I want a big one...and if it doesn't happen soon...I will surely die! lol

boxofficegirl said...

A very thought provoking post.
An intuitive response would be that I would like to be published along with several million other bloggers no doubt. But not just published, to create a work of that could still be considered relevant long after I'm gone.

We just want people to know that we existed really don't we, that there was a time when we were vital to the world around ourselves. Whether we attain this through the care we give our families and loved ones or by some larger external message - I'm not sure it matters as long as we can say we loved and were loved in return.

Rick said...

I want to record my music - so I can hear it.

I want to paint some more pictures.

And that's about it.

Thanks for asking.

Laura Rose said...

Wow, deep thoughts this morning. It's funny for me it's not really things that I want to accomplish. Really it's about a more peaceful state of mind for me. I figure from there I can do anything!!!

Lynette said...

I just want to know I made a difference in someone's life!

Shades of Scorpio said...

So many things! But off the top of my head - Live Fearlessly. Kick OCD in the ass (but keep it in areas where I feel it really does help to have it at the table). Eliminate the doom in my head that is constantly worried about health stuff. I want to build a bridge to Ireland so I can see the homeland (but if I kick the fear of flying I suppose I can just get on a plane). I want to see Humanling grow up and adopt that baby she keeps talking about adopting (after she heard the low down on how babies are born we've been on an adopting schedule). I want to see Humanling with total health - no more seizures. I want to make my living doing things that really matter to me and to others. I am appreciative of being paid for the job that I have now but someday....it has to be in line with my morals and beliefs. I want to better lives. That's what I want to see. I want to travel. I want to see my older daughter way more (she lives in AZ and is 21).

Patrice said...

Great question. I've gotten so many of the things that I want in life already. I'm a pretty happy camper at 53.

Two goals I want to reach, and I know I will, are: seeing my memoir published, and having a healthier, more vigorous body.

Small things that are evolving, are: a continued good relationship with my daughters, joyful connected love in my new marriage. Singing and writing that brings me happiness and money to live on comfortably. Travel - Italy this summer and long-term stretches abroad; Italy, Greece, Tahiti.

I want to die in a warm country, living near the beach.

I want to see my grandchildren born and grow.

I want to leave a lasting message with my writing.

That's probably enough for the next 30 or so years.

Martha said...

Before my time is done, I will work to be calm in a chaotic and unsafe world and aspire to cherish those who share my journey more authentically.
Goddess Bless, Thanks for asking, and gee, my response sounds like a bunch of horse $hit. I think I'm switching my goal to not take myself too seriously before I bite the Big one and everyday.