I'm going to keep it simple today, on this first day of my 35th year of life. 

I'm not normally a goal setter. Or rather I am, I just don't write them down, or say them out loud, or make resolutions or anything of that sort. But I have a lot of goals for this year. Many, many, many, many goals. 

+Finish Autocad and be working for a design firm, or for myself as a designer by this time next year (check to the first part of that, just registered for fall semester today). 

+Take a honeymoon to somewhere neither of us has been before (Italy, Morocco-I'm dreaming of you). 

+Go back to Hawaii, just to lay on the beach and take walks in warm night breezes. 

+Start reading lots of books again. 

+Resume my long lost Ashtanga practice, not for my body but for my soul. 

+Start cooking delicious, intentional food during the week. By myself. For my husband. 

+Stress less about money. 

+Stress less about everything. 

+Whittle down my wardrobe to only completely chic and lovely things. 

+Make a baby. If not have one, at least #pleasegodinheaven let me have one in my belly by this time next year. 

+Move out of this city. 

+Buy a house and renovate it. 

+Start concepting a retail storefront to do my design work out of.

+Get another dog.

All of these things. I want them. Some of them I can control, some I certainly can not. 

But as I sit here on the eve of the end of 34 I know that the only goal that I truly have my eyes on for 35 is to finally grasp life as a journey, and not as a destination. All of these moments that I push through to get to the next? I don't want to live like that anymore. I thought I would enter into 35 kicking and screaming. And part of me is, for sure. But the other part of me is gliding into it smiling. Because I love the life that I have made for myself. 

All of it. 


1 comment:

  1. Just bought Gwyneth's cookbook "It's All Good". Maybe you've heard about this before (and sorry if you're sick of everyone's how-to-get-pregnant advice) but in the book they state how soy products have many toxins that can cause infertility. No idea if you eat many soy products, just thought I'd throw it out there. Hope you had a great birthday!


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