Tonight we celebrated The Girl Child’s 20th birthday and over pizza we asked her to reflect on her milestone. Do you remember being ten, we asked. Not so much. Can you imagine being 30? Not at all. As much as she has changed since ten, we know there is that much change again in the works and it’s easy to get bogged down in the daily grind. We challenged her to think about how she might be spending those years and I watched her have an existential crisis with her pesto and sun-dried tomatoes. If ten years are too many to think about, could you consider the next three? Barely.
My professional pursuits involve thinking about and working in personal change. I read about elephants and riders, stress, habit, emotion, mindset, discipline, motivation, triggers, goals, and so on. Personally, I’m in the midst of at least three major life shifts while trying to keep laundry done up. It isn’t life-and-death and time passes.
What will I do with the next 1000 days? The big picture projects are
- Starting and completing a Masters in Social Work
- Losing the last 100 pounds
- Resolving some long-standing issues in how my relationships work
I’m going to commit to blogging a bit every day for the next 30 days, talking about the elephants and riders and how all of those things can work for me in my next 1000 days.