Saturday, June 12, 2010

While I'm eating lunch...

Via Pink of Perfection:

Do this quickly, without too much thought.

1. Write ten things you love.
2. Write five things you would do if you knew you wouldn’t fail.
3. Write five alternative lives you would like to live other than your own.
4. Write four tiny things you can do in the life you have to bring you closer to those imagined lives.

Now, imagine an older, wiser version of yourself who has some advice to share.

1. What do you need to know?
2. What do you need to embrace?
3. What do you need to do?
4. What do you need to grieve?
5. What do you need to celebrate?

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1. Write ten things you love.


  • The smell of food cooking in my kitchen
  • Tutus on little people
  • The colours of the rainbow
  • Making a friend smile
  • Baby cuddles
  • Neatly manicured toes
  • Warm hands
  • Hats with ears
  • A good coffee and/or glass of wine
  • Wind chimes
2. Write five things you would do if you knew you wouldn’t fail.
  • Skydive
  • Run for prime minister
  • Perm my hair
  • Open a craft/yarn store
  • Ride and camp my way across the state
3. Write five alternative lives you would like to live other than your own.
  • French cheesemaker
  • Anyone French actually
  • Canadian midwife
  • New Zealand knitwear designer
  • Online writer
4. Write four tiny things you can do in the life you have to bring you closer to those imagined lives.
  • Learn French
  • Learn to make cheese
  • Visit France, Canada and New Zealand
  • Write more

Now, imagine an older, wiser version of yourself who has some advice to share.

1. What do you need to know? The things in life that happen, happen just as equally to you. Yes the bad stuff happens but so does the ordinary, and the normal. You are not a special little snowflake for the most part and you're not that different.
2. What do you need to embrace? Your normalacy and mainstreamness.
3. What do you need to do? Be open to love from all quarters.
4. What do you need to grieve? Your childhood
5. What do you need to celebrate? The life that you have made for yourself! You havebeen in control almost half of it now and you are doing a great job of it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this Em! Must post it myself eventually.

Also, your photos are lovely. Sally is superadorable.

Bisous et calins*,

Maya xx

*Kisses & hugs... en fran├žais... :P