Thursday, April 3, 2008
Your mission, should you choose to accept it.....
A couple years of years ago, when I began down the road of the road I'm no longer going down.......uuhhhhhh......yeah. That's right. That's what I meant.(see the When I Grow Up post for further details) Anyway, we were required to create a mission statement for our lives. As a writer and a woman who had newly rediscovered her own power, this was a great opportunity for me to verbalize all the things I felt I had learned about myself, what I wanted, what I deserved and my place in the grand scheme of things. I know. It's a lot to decide to get out of a simple school assignment, but it meant a great deal to me. So much came clear for me when I wrote it and for the first time in years, I didn't feel like I had to apologize for my wanting it.
For those of you who know my history, you know that my mission statement was a rousing "I'm alive!" moment, not an audition to be a Hallmark greeting card writer. For those of you who don't know my history, it still makes a pretty good greeting card,(even if it's one of those ones with multiple folds, swirly writing and pink glitter that gets all over your everything and is impossible to wash off) and if you'd like to know my history feel free to ask. I think we've established that I enjoy talking and have very few secrets.
My mission statement is as follows:
I want a job that I love, that will allow me to be financially independent, give me time with my family and provide me with a wide variety of opportunities to meaningfully contribute and excel. I will change the world one person at a time, beginning with myself. I will create my own interesting world of adventure and learning. I will develop my talents and discover new ones. I will never be afraid to try something new. I will be an excellent example to my children of living life to the fullest. I will never take my life for granted, and I will wring every possible uplifting experience from it. I will create a healthy mind, body and spirit. I will strive to be an inspiration to others and never forget to be an inspiration to myself. I will give myself credit for my strengths and forgiveness for my weaknesses. I will never forget that my life is my own and to make of it what I will is my right; NO ONE ELSE'S!!!
Now it's your turn. Break it down to a day, if needs must, but tell me. What do you see for yourself? What do you want to be, have, do and become? What's your mission statement?