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After my meditation retreat, I’ve been decidedly less gung-ho about planning out the whole year. This is a huge deviation, normally I’m planning 12 to 16 months in advance. It’s extremely liberating; I have very little on my calendar beyond work deadlines, which I’m loving - just being in the moment and letting the days flow by.
However, I also believe in my annual #bucketlist because dedicating energy towards milestones can offer heightened purpose, add a sense of excitement to everyday life and make each passing year more vibrant and fulfilling. I’ve been pondering what would be meaningful for me and my family this year with a theme of tranquility; for now, this means staying closer to home compared to years past and approaching every bucket list item with a less-is-more ideology. I’m aiming for relaxation and renewal to be built in, so my list is less about productivity and more about cultivating health and harmony.
#BucketList2019: - Maximize my @sfpubliclibrary card and read 12 books - Get back into regular volunteering routine with @stanthonysf - Go see @theavettbrothers - Visit Joshua Tree with Mya and Liam (my bro and I had the best trip there in 2008, it’s time to go back) - Hang out on the rocks of the @southyubariver and soak in the rays - Check out Lassen Volcanic National Park (thanks for the inspo @megelizar) - Stay at the @brewerygulchinn - Continue my daily meditation practice - Participate in a Nonviolent Communication workshop - Find a pet (yes, I’m manifesting the pet that is meant for my hubs and I will seek us out)
As usual, I’m keeping my goals pretty approachable with a few curve balls in there to mix it up; I don’t want to get discouraged, but I certainly want to push the envelope to grow and test the universe a little. I’d love to hear if you’ve created a bucket list for this year or at least have a few must-dos you’re hoping and striving for. Love, J at Joshua Tree, California