My online dreaming class starts today. Yippee!
I've been taking a ton of training at work lately, because I needed to renew my Project Management certification this year, and it requires about 45 hours of continuing education every 3 years. But all of those courses were practical and of course, work-related.
This one is just for me. And like most classes I've been to, they ask why you're there. Except here it's more deliberate - not just idle curiosity, but to consciously articulate what we expect out of the class.
So here's why I'm taking it:
I want to figure out what my dreams are and how to create a life of joy for myself. I’m practical, analytical, and skeptical so it’s really hard for me to allow myself to dream big dreams. I want to set a great example for my daughter on how to create the life you want, not one filled with “should” and “supposed to”.
I'm really excited about the next 5 weeks. Laura told me it was nice to have something little to do for herself every day. I also love that it's not required for me to be social or "share" with the rest of the class - I can do all the exercises myself, and keep it to myself. Or share when I feel like it.
Also, it's been a week since I started my health goal. How did I do? Well, my weight is at its lowest since mid-2009, so yay for that. I was 7 for 7 on tracking my weight daily, but only 4 for 7 on tracking my food. Did I mention that I hate tracking food? Sigh. But I can only improve on that front, so here's to another week.
But the simple act of writing out my goals has helped me be a LOT more focused on it than I used to be. I even wrote it up on the whiteboard we have in our kitchen. (Yes, after Caltech, I can't live without a whiteboard in my home. Or several.)
Well, enough navel-gazing for today. T and I have a busy day, with a trip to the library, Trader Joe's and the park. *That's* the life I want.