Incase you missed it, I picked up this week-by-week guide to organizing your life, and I'm going to be blogging my progress.
This week's goal:1. Write out a vision for your life. Answer these questions to help you find inspiration. If you could do anything...
Where would you live?
How would you earn an income?
What would your days look like?
What would you do for fun?
What would you do more of?
What would you do less of?
Oh man, I'm glad my handy-dandy organization book gave me the questions to get started, or I would be overwhelmed already and it's Day 1!
Where would I live? I'm not especially in love with the town I live in, but I am in love with living close to my family and friends. My parents are less than 10 minutes away, and since this is where I grew up, this is where even my long-distance friends tend to come back to. I live between two larger cities, and I have really good friends who live in both, so its handy because I can see all of them easily. However, we have a lot of crime in our little rural town. A lot of gangs. Our school system has gone to pot. That is a huge concern for me. I wouldn't mind moving closer to one of the larger towns, but still staying in the country. Would something with room for my ponies and kids to roam be asking too much?
How would I earn an income? By being awesome. I said this jokingly to a friend of mine, but I'm kind of serious. I'm hoping that I will be passionate about my new career in insurance, and that I am really freaking awesome at it. I would love to be the rock star of the life insurance company - but that kind of goes for whatever I do. No one wants to work at a job they are bad at, right? But I don't just want to be good - I want to be awesome.
What would my days look like? Equal parts Super Mom and Career Woman, with a healthy dose of volunteerism thrown into the mix. I like to be busy and have a lot of fun things on my calendar. And yes, I consider meetings fun. I like having a day with my kids where I am alone with one or both of them. I tend to do better one-on-one. I also wouldn't mind more consistent date nights with my hubby. He can be a pretty fun guy. I like to have fun. So I suppose the answer is wake up at a decent hour, 6:30ish, send the kids and hubby on their way, work my tail off at my job until mid afternoon, get some me-time in in the early evening, eat dinner with the hubby and kids, and then head to volleyball/volleyball practice/cattle sorting practice/Relay For Life meeting/dinner at Nana's/etc.
What would I do for fun? I have mentioned before, I have too many hobbies. I play volleyball, coach volleyball, ride my horses, volunteer for Relay, snowboard, wine taste, and drag my family to every community event I can squeeze in. I'm getting Grace started early in this stuff too - we go to gymnastics once a week, I got her in to preschool a year early so she goes to that twice a week, she loves the horses and meeting up with friends for coffee. Yes, my three year old daughter likes to meet her three year old friends for coffee.
Being awesome at volleyball.
Grace and I are both being awesome at riding horses.
Decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus last year at Christmas - we met up with our friends Jauna (left) and Emily (to the left of Jauna) - we do ALL the community events we can!
Grace and daddy at swim lessons - I was too preggo to make that happen, so sometimes when I want our family to do something, daddy has to step up!
Community Days festival - Grace and her BFF Ellie got matching rainbow facepaint!
What would I do more of? I feel like I should say that I would do more work around the house...but that's just because our disorganization has me really on edge. If my house was completely in order, I would really like to do more fun things with my husband. He works so hard, he deserves to have a fun wife.
See? We clean up nice. We should do more of this.
What would I do less of? I would do less dreaming and more doing. I would also do less spending. I can always do less spending.
I guess that's pretty much my vision. I don't think I'm that different from anyone else - hopefully I'm determined enough to make these things a reality.