Recently I had a big spike in the excitement level when I thought I might be moving. It didn’t pan out this time but I feel change is on the horizon. So I find myself in the position of getting ready…. but ready for what? I love this idea… but I’m guessing it’s not for everyone. I imagine it’s like being pregnant but not knowing when you’ll give birth and not knowing if you’ll birth a job, a new business, a travel opportunity but birth is definitely on the horizon. So what do I do?
Some people think I need to figure it out, devise a plan then set my plan in motion. Well… not so much. I can’t figure it out. All I know is that something amazing is coming just down the road. But I can devise a plan and I’m in the process of putting that plan in motion.
How can I plan if I don’t know what’s coming? Well, that’s the interesting part to me. I can figure out changes that are needed in my life, regardless of what is coming. And the expectation of the wonder just down the road is motivating me to get these changes underway.
What changes? Well, lowering my stress level by more meditation and exercise. Healthier eating, more peace… always good priorities. Making these changes in preparation for some new adventure gives me motivation to seriously get on the ball.
Another huge change for me is to lighten the load at home. I’ve got stuff. Do you have stuff? I mean I’ve got serious stuff. Shelves of it, piles of it, closets full of it. Seems the older I get, the less stuff I think I need. So, I’m getting rid of stuff.
How to know what to keep and what to get rid of? Well, that too is easier than I thought it might be. I’m just hanging on to things I’m using or things needed to help me make my dreams come true. So… work equipment, yes. Art supplies, of course. Music gear, definitely. Some tools and household necessities, yeah as I still have a house to take care of. But the stuff that I’ve hung onto because “I might…”, “just in case…”, “it’s good and someone could use it…” — all that stuff is outta here. There are probably people out there who actually could use my stuff. So, I’m putting it back in circulation.
So, I’m so busy getting ready for an amazing, wonderful surprise that’s coming down the road. It might happen sooner and it might happen later. But living in anticipation of joy seems to be the important thing here. And acting as if I need to be ready for great new change is something I’m finding quite energizing.
What amazing thing might be coming down the road for you? Better get ready for the fun!