Tap. Tap. Testing… Is this thing on?
It’s been three-and-a-half years since I dusted off this blog, but the whole experience of the thing has really stayed with me. In a good way. Like hugging a handsome man and getting the scent of his cologne on your clothes. Not like hearing “let it go” (or some variation of that phrase) and then having the Disney song stuck on endless repeat in your mind like you probably do now… sorry about that.
Anyway, for new friends who haven’t been here before, here’s the skinny:
This blog originally started before my 30th birthday (hence the name) as a project to go on thirty dates with thirty men. The idea would be that blog readers would choose one of the thirty and we’d go on a second date.
That started to fizzle in the mid-twenties, and at that point I changed the focus of the blog to “flirting with life”. I came up with thirty categories in which I’d like to live with more intention, blogging about them after completing goals in each area.
The categories (and corresponding blog posts) were:
Living with that kind of intention was incredibly enriching. As my next birthday approaches, I’ve gone into evaluation mode and decided that I’d like to pick up this project again with some new goals. These are based off my current list of hopes, dreams, and desires. I’ve tried to focus them around different domains (social, emotional, spiritual, physical, financial, and mental). I’ve also used different systems of thought, like the chakra system’s associated issues, ‘cause I believe there’s lots of truth available from lots of sources.
This new list isn’t final or exhaustive (or totally distinct from the last), but I’m excited to start this journey again. I’d also really love some company. If you want to be a part of some of these adventures, please let me know and we can do things together! If you want to have your own experiences, I’d love to hear about those also.
Here’s what I’ve concocted thus far:
Expand My Artistic Horizons
Do Something Empowering
Practice Healthy Boundaries
Step Outside of My Comfort Zone
Take the Next Right Step
Achieve a Stretching Personal Goal
Reflect Light and Love Into the World
Strengthen a Family Relationship
Relieve Suffering/Lift a Burden
Promote Physical Health
Confront a Limiting Belief
Make Someone’s Day
Use My Voice to Speak Truth
Open My Heart to Something New
Do Something to Enhance Self-Esteem (Mine or Someone Else’s)
Flow: Eliminate a Block/Barrier
Do Something Intellectually Stimulating
Intentionally Learn From Someone’s Example
Expand My World View
I’m a few goals shy of 35, which is how old I’ll be in just over a week, so I’d love input. If you have suggestions or ideas of things (especially if we can do them together!), I’d love to hear them.
I plan to start again next week. Will you join me?