Right...... I have been granted (somehow due a miraculous demonstration of belief by my employer) some much needed time off work!! That's right... I have a ticket to do whatever I want and guess what two weeks have already flown by with minimal achievement so I have decided to set some short term goals to ensure I make the most of my new found freedom.
to Meditate - I have a
very very busy brain - literally it doesn't shut up! I am both inspired and
haunted by my thoughts! Worst of all when I try to think of nothing, that is
when EVERYTHING attempts to invade. I have signed up to getsomeheadspace.com
and have a beginners guide to meditate. I am ready to clear the clutter in my
2) Learn Yoga - the hippy
shit has never really interested me, but I am currently super aware of how calm
and relaxed many of my yogi friends are. I want some of their Zen so I will try
this to ease myself into tranquility
3) Loose the dimples in my thighs - I am secretly addicted to my boxing
exercise class which I go to between 2 - 4 times a week. My upper body and arms
are (excuse my arrogance) nicely toned, ass and thighs however- not so much.
Therefore I will commit to daily leg exercises / moisturizing furiously into
those areas to remove the evil bumps
4) Sell a piece of writing -
Seven years ago I graduated with a BA Hons Journalism degree and although I
never followed that path I want to write. When I put pen to paper, or start
tapping away on my keyboard I get lost in a world that is all mine and I find
it so liberating. I haven't sold any
work for about six years so I'm going fire up the creative Jazz and attempt to
sell a piece of work. What exactly I haven't decided yet....
5) Trip Overseas -
Before I settled in New Zealand, I traveled through South East Asia alone. It
was ok. I mean at the time it was AMAZING. However since then I have holidayed
with friends and also boyfriends and it really is much better when you can
share and relive that experience with someone else. I am aware though, that I
need to get out of my comfort zone, dust off the backpack and venture off into
the unknown and leave my poor boyfriend behind to worry. So despite my fear of
being too old to go gallivanting alone, this week I will take the plunge and
book a backpacking adventure.
6) Develop an Additional Income - So this goal has come from the too many self-help books
I have read and a recent course I did regarding personal foundation. They state
how important it is to find an income stream on top of your salary - that
eventually requires little work, eventually helping you towards financial
freedom. I am working towards achieving an additional $150 per week. Hopefully
it could potentially tie in nicely with goal number 4.
So there they are - six fairly large (well I think so) goals that I hope to achieve by September. I might need some help and inspiration for some of these, but I am generally a pretty positive person and as Walt Disney once famously said "If you can dream it, you can do it".
Watch this space........... xxx