Start Where You Are

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson captures how I’m feeling about life in general.  I love the concept that the world is all gates, all opportunities.  Each day, in fact, each moment, provides a new opportunity to make the right choice, to love, to feel joy, to breath.   I have always gravitated toward the concept of new beginnings and look at each day, each new week, the start of the month as an opportunity to begin again.   In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s vernacular, it is a new gate.  From my perspective it is a new door and so I open this door to Twentyseven Things!   This blog provides an opportunity for me to make my ideas and dreams become a reality.

One of the first of the twenty-seven things I wanted to accomplish this August 2013 was to set up this blog to help capture some of the things I aspire to achieve … big and small.  My sense is the small things are just as important as the big things in the overall scheme of things.  For me, this is about looking forward and identifying things I would like to accomplish, things I want to complete and/or at least start.  Thinking about things is easy for me … it is the doing that is the challenge.  I have become much better at the doing part, but I hope to do more of the things I really want to do and this blog is my attempt to commit to those things each month.  Some things will be small and even mundane but will help set the framework for accomplishing bigger things that I find worthwhile.

This is a work in progress, and the ideas are swirling so I’m still not quite sure about my approach.   Just getting started is the key for me and creating this blog is a great first step.    Realistically I think I may identify early in the month the twenty-seven things I want to work on for the month…or I could just post the things I’m working on as the month goes on.  Hmmmm…..I think this will end up being a somewhat dynamic process with no right or wrong approach.  I do know that the basic themes that will be touched upon include home, family, relationships, health, learning, creativity, yoga, service, and open-heartedness.

I must say that I’m excited about this adventure.  I loved reading the Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and was inspired by many of her ideas.  I was motivated to take action in several areas as a result of reading her book and taking action made me feel energized and creative which is the way I like to feel!