So, I have been going to A LOT of meetings. I even started going to Al-Anon, because hey, I am from a long line of alcoholics, so it makes sense. And, as I go to these meetings (six a week) and I meet new people and hear new stories, I am finding out many things about myself.
Honestly, I can’t change me or my circumstances without rigorous honesty and self-awareness. If I keep living in an imaginary bubble and pretend my life is just the way I like it, my life is going to stay exactly the way I don’t like it.
That is lame.
I went to the library Saturday and took out two books: “Make Your Creative Dreams Real” and “Become a Personal Trainer For Dummies.”
I know I am a good writer, and I love to write. My dream has always been to be a best-selling author touching people’s lives, all the while living in an amazing house up the mountains somewhere. However, what I am realizing is this:
I really love people. I love talking to people, I love making someone’s day and, most of all, I love helping people. People fascinate me. Their mannerisms, their behavior, the things they say and especially the way they project the way they think.
And for some reason, whenever I journal or reflect on what I REALLY want to do with my life, it always comes back to helping people. Specifically, it always comes back to becoming a personal trainer or an addiction counselor.
So that is where I am at.
- Write synopsis and query letter for “Bound and Broken.”
- Come up with some flash fiction stories (I had NO idea what to write for this past Friday – sorry everyone).
- Continue with meetings.
- Do a mind map of goals, tools and resources to get on the right path.
That’s it for me! Where is everyone with their progress? Do you ever find new goals as you tackle current ones?
Have a great week…