Well, the time is now!
I have my ticket for Italy for March through May 2012. YAY – I’m so excited!I am so excited that I’m freaking myself out. I am volunteering on an organic farm for the first month and then going to Rome for a month of language courses. (!!!!!)
I’ve had this goal on my list for a while now, but shifted it into high gear last September. I wrote out my short term goals each day, twice a day since then. I wrote them so often I can repeat them back to you verbatim with the dates that I have set in mind. I have also skipped days where I didn’t write a thing. However, a good friend of mine suggested that I add on to my goals the words “or better” — so for example, instead of stating “I am moving to a brand new stylish apartment by 10/24/12”, I would say that “I am moving to a brand new stylish apartment or better by 10/24/12″. Or I could adjust it to “I am moving to a brand new stylish apartment by 10/24/12 or better” – depends on where I want the emphasis of “better” to be. But forget all that — I’m going to be living in Italy for
>>>>> TWO WHOLE MONTHS! <<<<<<<
Now I know that might not sound extraordinary, but it is. This is my dream deferred, left over from my college days — to study abroad for a short stint. I am a full grown adult, comfortably in my 30’s, and well on my way to making life happen. I’m breaking the rules and recreating them as I go along. I’m scared sh*tless but pushing through the fear. What am I doing?!?! I’m doing me.