That list of parenting dos & donts I found recently got me thinking of the power of the word.Â It’s not the first time I’ve come across the idea that writing down goals makes them more tangible and more likely, but it is the first time that I realized that there may be something to it.Â Must really be something since we pretty much nailed everything on that list.
I started thinking of other decisions that I made at some point or another (written or not) and whether they’ve come true or not.Â And I was surprised to find that a number of them had.Â Like the desire to have a menagerie, which may be written in my journals sometime in high school.Â I think 4 cats & 4 ducks counts, no?Â I’m pretty sure they’re just the beginning anyway – we definitely need a goat to make chevre. (said goat will be named Starla btw)Â Definitely 1-4 dogs some day.Â And maybe some alpacas or water buffalo or something.
Other desires and decisions have come true as well, like marrying for love and not being driven by materialism.Â I started feeling a little better, knowing that a number of my deepest dreams and desires have come true.Â Except for all the places in the world I’d like to experience, but there’s still plenty of time.Â Since the pre-parenting list worked out so well, I have to make a list of the places to experience and see what happens.
10 places to experience before dying (ordered by train-of-thought)
- Angkor Wat
- Machu Picchu
- Tibetan monastery
- Cage dive with great white sharks (I don’t like the idea of bringing them in by artificially baiting water with chum, so it has to be done some other way)
- Costa Rica
- the Appalachian Trail