Jul 6, 2008

Treasure map

For the last week I worked on my treasure map: a display of pictures that inspire me. I never thought how much pleasure this exercise will bring me. I thought that once again I will think about all those cool things that I'd like to have but never will get around to doing them.

Instead, I had an enormous pleasure putting it together and looking at it. It has pictures with my family and all the time that we are going to spend having fun together. It has my dream house on the beach and a cool kitchen and a swimming pool, my organic vegetable garden, and my athletic endeavors: a triathlon, teaching yoga to kids, and the Appalachian Trail. It also has a picture of a hospital and a hospital dashboard and the verses of The Impossible Dream.

It also felt great to share it with my husband and my baby. It was the first time in my life that I actually dared to accept my dreams. Maybe not all of them will happen, but I have something that I'll see every evening before bed and I know that my priorities should be and what should make me happy. I don't think I ever expressed all these even to my husband.

What a great tool to share. On Saturday I will get it to my last yoga session and we will see each others... that will give us something interesting to talk about! Try it! It will give you a few happy moments, and once it's up you realize that it's not really as impossible as you thought.

1 comment:

no@more.fears said...

Wow, what a cool thing to do! I'd love to do that, and get together like you said and see other people's dreams laid out like that. Might give me some ideas...