Bucket List Success
Last August I put together two lists of things I wanted to accomplish in the nine months before Touch of a Thief is released on April 26th. I divided the items between personal and professional goals and tossed them up for all the world to see.
Writing down my goals focused my efforts and I have completions in both the personal and professional realm. First, the obvious one–#3 on the professional list ~ Launch the new Mia Marlowe website.
If you’ve ever built a house, you know there are myriad decisions to make. Same thing for a cyber-home. I thought turning the design over to professionals would be easier than trying to build the site myself. In some ways, it was. In other ways, it was hard for a control freak like me to turn over the reins to someone else. I’m very happy with the results. The process was an opportunity for me to grow.
Next, #5 on the personal list~ Take ballroom dance lessons. The DH and I have been tripping the light fantastic at Arthur Murray since early January.
This is such a win for us. For one thing, when I wrote down this goal last August, I was going through some health issues. I’d developed NSIP, a condition that robbed me of 50% of my lung function. At the time I wrote down this goal, walking from one end of the condo to the other left me breathless.
Then in September my DH had shoulder surgery that left him unable to lift his left arm high enough to form a dance frame.
Fulfilling #5 seemed like a long shot. But never underestimate the power of a goal. I went on high dose steroids (a wonder drug that’s a double-edged sword) and regular time on the treadmill. My DH applied himself to rigorous physical therapy.
He gave me the dance lessons as a Christmas present and the best part of the gift is that we are both physically able to enjoy it now. I chalk up the improvement in our health to the prayers of our family and friends. Thank you all.
If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to write down your own bucket list. Don’t worry about how you’ll accomplish the goal. Just commit to it and let your subconscious go to work.
What outrageous goal will you set?