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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

What matters?

It took me some time to really delve into this aspect of my life, and share it with you. I don't know if you live in a high-rise or not in downtown Vancouver, or even if you live in Vancouver at all.

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As you've probably heard, we felt the effects of the 6.7 earthquake just off of Vancouver Island last week, and it was actually quite a shaking (no pun intended) experience for me. It made me start thinking about what I actually wanted to do with my life, how I wanted to live, and how I wanted to feel. 

Was I really living the life I wanted to live? Well, at first glance, 


After 6 years of being with my fiance I am in love with him more than ever, I love raising my son, and since I started blogging I really feel like I am doing what I am meant to do. I love it! Blogging is at the heart of my creativity, and I'm so glad that I decided to follow my heart- as I usually end up doing in the end anyways

But I still feel like I could be doing more with blogging, like I'm holding myself back in fear. But I'm not sure how to get past it at this point. Sometimes I'm wasting time on Facebook, or looking into new platforms for my blog in the social media world- and I don't really have any clear goals other than writing 3-4 times a week or how I can make my blog 'successful'. 

As I sit here and ponder, I think its time for some more organization in my life- like a 'to-do' list. Remember that post in Feelin' Good? With that picture of my daily goals, and Toli's scribbles? I think its time to solidify those daily goals into a reality. 

I tend to do really well with schedules. It makes me stay on task. I was just reading 'Intentions and Goals' from Danielle Laporte's "The Desire Map" last night, and I've been pondering this whole goal list of mine like, what would feel good? And am I setting myself up for failure by having a 'list'? Danielle talks about doing things that 'feel good', and this list will do just that!

I need a 'to do' list to stay on track, otherwise I can just get lost in doing a whole lot of...well, not working on my goals! This list was inspired by another blog I was reading on 'organization'- as I want to be incredibly organized with our new place in June 
10 Simple Solutions for Organization

  • Blog 3-4 times a week (Tuesday- Friday)
  • Read blogs, and comment 1-2 times per day Monday- Friday
  • Research the industry every Friday
I'm going to elaborate this list with pen and paper for the rest of my life as well. Once it's in ink I will have what I need- which is a more concrete plan to live the best of my life. 

I'll be writing a post on the organization of my new place when I get there and will post pictures as well- a white board will be my new best friend, along with the calendar on my phone- which I'm working on as I write this- to alert me of specific times to get things done.

Is there something rattling around in your mind that you've been pondering? A goal you haven't done much with yet? Write it out, type it out. My best advice to you is to just get it out of your head! Leave a comment and type it out here too if you wish too!


Anonymous said...

I started using the Wunderlist app. It synchs across all my devices, is really intuitive to use and it's motivating to be able to click DONE! LOL I have found that since I began about 2 weeks ago I feel less overwhelmed, and like the week at a glance option because it also allows me to spread things out over the wee. Sends reminder too.

Alyssa Coon said...

That's a great idea! I'll have to check it out, thanks :)