I have no problem coming up with huge bucket list items that are so extreme they seem impossible yet I make them happen, but I lost sight of what I really want from my every day life and it leaves me feeling unfulfilled and discouraged. I’m at a cross-roads now. I will be leaving my life behind in California and starting the next chapter, but I feel more lost now than I ever did in my life. I can choose anywhere to live, I have financial security for now, and I’m healthy but my location isn’t dependent on a career and I don’t have family in one place to go home to so I decided to come up with a list of ten things that I truly want from my daily life with hopes that it will help guide my decisions on what comes next.
10 Things I Want From Life
Number One: Community
I want to live in a house in a neighborhood with families and children around Athena’s age.
Number Two: A Partner
Life is better when you have someone to sleep next to at night and wake up to in the morning. Life is better when you can share it with someone who loves you and respects you. It’s better when you have a partner.
Number Three: Friends and Family
When you’re surrounded by people that bring you up and encourage happiness and kindness, it infectious.
Number Four: Purpose
I want to have a job/career that challenges me and drives me to be creative and encourages my passions.
Number Five: Travel
Travel will always be a part of my life. It fills me with excitement, teaches me, and pushes my limits.
Number Six: Healthy Life Balance
I want to teach Athena a healthy balance with exercise and food, while still enjoying the occasional pizza or dinner out.
Number Seven: School
This one seems obvious, but I want Athena to go to school. I went back and forth over the last few years about home schooling Athena or sending her to public school and I see the social benefits of her being in class and learning from her peers.
Number Eight: A Home
I want to make my house a home by creating things, painting, and personalizing.
Number Nine: Knowledge
I want to learn, read, and write.
Number Ten: Sharing Knowledge
I want to share my passions and knowledge with others through teaching. I was a teacher for eight years and I was good at it. It gave me a purpose.
Now, I need to put them into action.