Have you ever thought about yourself . . . in the future?
(This photo has absolutely nothing to do with today's blog post. But it's lovely, isn't it? A new cyclamen plant. . . Here are some tips for getting a cyclamen plant to re-bloom.) (So. Maybe this photo IS related to today's blog post after all. I'll let you decide.)
I don't mean what you'll look like in the future. (Although there is that. . . ) I mean what life will be like for you. What you'll do with your time. How you'll spend your days. How you'll feel. That kind of thing.
In this, my year of intention, I've been thinking a lot about my future self: Future-Kym.
Turns out that most of us have unrealistic notions about our future selves. It is human nature to believe that tomorrow will be different for ourselves. We'll have more time. We'll be in better physical shape. We'll have enough money for retirement. We'll knit ALL the yarn in our stash!
And while, yes, our lives will continue to change and evolve (because the one constant in our lives is change), we are not going to become totally different people. You know. . . healthy and fit people who have time for learning new languages in preparation for trips around the world while knitting all day and never eating sweets with perfectly organized photo albums and a sparkling clean house.
Unless we start working on it today, that is.
Consider this blog post fair warning: You're going to hear a lot more about Future-Kym this year. As I work through my goal of living with intention, I'm going to have to bring her into the spotlight!
How about you? Have you given much thought to Future-You?
Don't forget: If you'd like to be included in the drawing for yesterday's Stash Giveaway, let me know in the comments this week. I'll be drawing a couple of names on Friday!