In September, everything will change. My youngest child will leave home. All of the constraints on my life are lifting. I no longer need to stay in Hamilton to provide my children with continuity. My husband has a job that can be done from anywhere in the country. The contract that I am currently doing could be done from anywhere in Canada. This is a time of new beginnings for me. I am in search of a new dream. So, I have been doing some soul-searching; trying to decide what I really want at this stage in my life; trying to identify the essence of my wanting. I am trying to be clear within myself so I can ask the Universe for guidance. This is what I got.
A Buddy: I want a buddy who lives nearby; someone with whom I can share a cup of tea; someone who will join me for a walk, a bike ride or a trip to the fitness club; someone I can laugh with; someone to share the up and downs of daily life.
Family: I want to be close enough to my kids (who are 19 and 22) that they can home for dinner on occasion and call me when they need support.
Work: I want to do work that uses my skills, talents and experience. I want a job that is challenging; where I have the opportunity to use my creativity to bring about changes that are good for the community.
Community: I want to feel that I am part of a community. I want to work with a team of people who are working towards a common goal; people who support each other; people who celebrate one another’s accomplishments.
Home: I want to live somewhere that feels safe; somewhere that is quiet and peaceful; in a building that is beautiful but simple; in a place where I can walk and ride a bicycle; in a place with access to nature.
Self: I want to time and space in my life to take care of my Self; to eat healthy foods; to build physical activity and meditation into my daily life.
Pleasure: I want more pleasure in my life; less time working; more time in beautiful places that feed my soul; more time with caring friends who fill my heart.
What about you? What’s on your list??