So it’s first day back at school for many, many, many kids today. Some went yesterday, some tomorrow, some are even now going Friday. And this morning, so I’m taking to school and we have a bit of a meeting at school about what’s going on this year. And it got me thinking this morning when I was journaling. She’s 14. So that’s been a lot of first days… Kind of wish I had done a bit more, and that’s okay. So this morning when I was journaling, I forgave myself for not having done all those things I wanted to get done in her school years. It’s gone. I’ve forgiven myself. Done-ski.
I have absolutely without a shadow of a doubt, know I’ve done the best I could at every moment, but what I also did was go, “Okay, well, she’s got four years left at school,” so I’ve kind of got four years of going, “Okay, this is what we’re doing. And this is what I want for my life while you’re still at school.” And I wrote that out.
Now, I didn’t set it as goals because goals, as you know, specific, measurable, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, got to be SMART, but I kind of wrote them as dreams for the next four years. So the things I’d really like us to get done or do or experience or see or buy or have, and that felt really kind of freeing. It was like, I’ve let go of… Because I think I was kind of hanging on to a bit of, “I should have been a better mother. Oh.” Oh my God, I sounded like my mother when I said that, but it felt okay.
So if you’re sending your kids back to school today and actually, you know what? Even if you’re not sending your kids back to school today, even if you don’t have kids, I encourage you to write down in the next… This is your challenge for today. Write down some dreams that you have for the next five years. Not goals, but dreams, like things, “God, that would be awesome if we managed to get that done.” And get that into your headspace. See how that feels and write it out. As you know, I say, “Write it out every day to make those things…” You’ve got to do action as well.
But anyway, on this dream thing, we just want to go with work what those dreams are for the next few years. Write it out and see how they fit. And maybe we can make some goals out of those dreams and make that stuff happen.
Good luck to all those kids going back to school today. Extra special luck to any kid that’s their first day of school. Oh, so exciting. Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow. Bye.