Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Girl Blog 3 of 3: A New Wishlist

Happy Anniversary Blogger, its been a year already and I think its appropriate to celebrate with a new wish list. My first post on this site was My Wish List and while a lot of these wishes are still hopes I have for the future its time for a new list.

My hopes for women haven't changed, if anything I hope that in the years to come we won't have to still be fighting the same battles our grandmothers fought for equality, reproductive freedom, and won't be judged on anything but our own personal merit.

A lot has happened since I posted my wish list last year, it was a chronical of my thirtieth year in many ways... and with the year winding down for me (my birthday is Friday, if you want to send presents I'm totally on Amazon.com) I thought maybe this could be a New Year's Resolution type post. Not just wishes for the population as a whole, but more localized.  The way I want to live 31.

  • Don't sweat the small stuff.
    • I know its totally cliched, but I get so caught up in making things that don't matter in the long run matter in the present that I lost sight of what really is important.
  • Chill on the out of control spending
    • Do I really need that sweater in 4 different colors? Will two or {gasp} one suffice? Do I really need it at all?
  • Write More
    • Whether it be here on the blog, or short stories, or in a journal, set the pen to the paper and get the words out.
  • Appreciate EVERYTHING
    • Good times, bad times they all have their lessons to teach.
  • Experience the Out of the Ordinary
    • Take chances that I wouldn't necessarily always take. Who knows where it could lead.
  • Don't Be Afraid to Say No
    • I know this almost contradicts the one that I posted before, but this is more in the sense that I tend to overload myself because I want to be able to do it all. Sometimes I need to sit back and either let something slide or let someone else handle it. I don't need to be in charge all of the time. I can share the reins.
  • Cultivate Positive Relationships
    • Sometimes people are in your life for a season, sometimes a few years, sometimes a lifetime. Everyone you meet has a specific purpose in your life, even if its just a small encounter, who knows where you might find inspiration to do the next big thing.
I think that these are all do-able goals and I look forward to tackling the new year.