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putting it out into the universe

March 26, 2010

I’m generally not one of those people who spends a lot of time on self-reflection or goal planning or life evaluation. It’s just not my thing, and it never has been. For some reason these things don’t come easy to me, they’re not my default thinking mode.

Luckily for me, I have friends who do this so well and make it a priority and are willing to teach me how.

While I was in Colorado this week, Doniree and Ashley and I spent some time in an awesome coffee shop (that also serves wine. WINE AND COFFEE. IN ONE PLACE. I know — amazing.) While we were there, Doni pulls out one of her many a notebook and tells Ashley and I that we’re going to play a game: We’re each going to come up with five desires for ourselves in the next year and write them down.


It’s such a simple concept, writing. In a time in my life where so much of what I do is on a keyboard, I tend to forget about writing.

And after hearing Chelsea explain how everything that happens in our lives is a result of what we put out into the Universe, that we create our realities with our thoughts and actions, this whole writing thing seemed so crucial.

So Doni and Ashley and I wrote down our desires for the next year, and I’m putting them out into the Universe —

  1. Say “I love you” and mean it
  2. Get paid to write something
  3. Be more physically healthy
  4. Live on a budget (mindful of money)
  5. Land a job that lets me interact with people

I have no idea what is in store for me in the next twelve months as I graduate college and start new relationships and move to a new city (heck, I just wrote an entire piece about accepting change), but I am determined to create my own reality and give myself the life I want. These five desires seem like the perfect place to start.

What are your desires/dreams/aspirations for yourself in the next year?

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