IF YOU HAD A GENIE WHO FULFILLED 3 WISHES FOR YOU, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
Time for some celebration and gratitude for the little voice I listened to in October 2011 to go ahead and start a blog. Even though I had no idea what I was doing.
It dawned on me today that the three wishes I mentioned in my ABOUT section of this blog have been accomplished last month! And that, my friends, is the Power of the Blog. Would I have accomplished any of these things had I not written them down publicly? Maybe. But I do have a record I can refer to now to see how each of my intentions became a reality, and it feels very good to see one at a time, each a year apart, happen in their own time.
WISH #1: If financial circumstances would allow my first vacation from work in 5 years, I would do a walking tour of some state or country and publish a book about my observations.
REALITY: In August 2012 I had my first 5 days vacation in 5 years, and again in June 2013. Hallelujah!
WISH #2: My biggest WIG (wildly improbable goal), to borrow a phrase from life coach, Martha Beck, is to walk some great distance to raise funds for childhood cancer research.
REALITY: In November 2013 I walked my own designed marathon distance (26 miles in 10 hours) to raise funds for CureSearch.
WISH #3: I plan to publish a book of poems when I am 80.
REALITY: In February 2014 I published my first book of poetry! And I was not 80 years old!
I now need to come up with some new wishes for the wish-granting genie!