Living Your Ideal Life

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I guess I’m still in that Hey, it’s January, let’s change our whole life for the better rush that I get every year. That’s just me, I can’t help it. And honestly, I’m always looking for ways to improve myself/my life. That doesn’t mean I’m not happy with my life or even myself, I just feel like there’s always room for improvement. So I’ve jumped on the Rachel Hollis train over the last few months (last year it was the Jen Sincero train). Most of the time I really like Rachel’s message and her motivation and enthusiasm.  Some days I’m like…let’s dial it back a thousand, chic.

Rachel’s 10-10-1 Plan

One of Rachel’s (yep, we’re on a first name basis) things is to imagine the best version of yourself in 10 years. She says to write it all down. What are you doing? Where are you living? What are you wearing? Write it all down.

Next, you’re supposed to write down the 10 dreams that need to happen for you to become that best person you just wrote about. You’re also supposed to write these down in the present tense as if it’s already happened. So you would write: I run 7 miles a day as opposed to I want to run every day.

Finally, you’re supposed to pick one goal that you can focus completely on that will get you closer to your dream self.

Didn’t I Already Do This??

Okay first off Rach, I wrote something similar to this several years ago. I refused to write about my 10-year self because I didn’t want to think about being in my 50’s (still don’t) so instead I wrote about my 5-year life.   I’m not saying she read my post and came up with this for her best-selling books but ya know…. This was not a great post though. I re-read it tonight and it was blah goals and not written in the present tense. Let’s see if we can clean this up a bit and make it Rachel Hollis-worthy.

Holly’s Best Life-2030

I am a well known author. My blog has exploded and I’m working on my novel full-time now. I still live in Louisville in a two bedroom condo that has a home office/guest room, a fireplace, and a designated laundry room. Oh yeah, and a luxurious master bath with a soaking tub and a waterfall shower.

I attend Fin-Con every year, often as a speaker.

I’m taking at least two vacations a year and a few weekend retreats to write.

Debt-free with the exception of my mortgage.

Next Steps

So now I’ve got to figure out my 10 dreams/action steps I need to achieve to get this dream life. This will take some thought. My one most important goal to focus on in order to achieve this dream life will be to write though. Write, write, and then write some more.

What’s Your Ideal Life?

What’s your ideal life? Let me know in the comments. I love the idea of dreaming big, bigger than you even think is possible maybe. 20 years ago I didn’t think I’d even have this life, which is pretty great, even if it is lived on a small budget. I’ve got awesome boys that are about to head out to their own lives so now it’s time to figure out how to make the ideal life for when I’m on my own.



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