This is our cute toolbox:
In it, we have our basic tools. Hammer, screwdrivers… and… tools…. (since hammers and nails are about the only things I can identify.)
I’ve been writing a lot about moving forward and making changes. Setting goals and living with our eyes open instead of going through the motions.
It’s all wonderful unless you’re a little daunted because you don’t know where to start. How do you know what’s in your heart?
Take some time alone and ask yourself some questions. What is it that you think is valuable, and what are you doing about it? If relationships are important, are you investing in them? Is there a sister you aren’t speaking to? Where is your marriage?
Make a list of everything you can think of that you want to try. Silly things you’ve wanted to do. Skills you’ve wanted to learn. Places you’ve wanted to go. Write everything. Don’t be selective, just grab ideas that come to you.
These things that you value are your basic tools to delving further into who you are and what you want – what’s in your heart.
This isn’t about basic self-improvement. This is about waking up things that having been lying dormant inside you. It takes time, but it’s worth it. Many of us give up on things after a while. Too many failed attempts, or we’ve procrastinated ourselves into numbness. Those things can be stirred.
It’s time to live fully.