Today, however, I am sharing two lists I prepared based on a little exercise given to me by Brendan. I have to admit, my discovery and job-hunting processes have not been very organized and this exercise will hopefully help me focus my activities and energy over the next few months.
10 things I want (in no particular order)
- A job where I can make a difference, where my contribution matters.
- To spend more time with my friends.
- A better camera so I can develop my photography skills.
- To feel energized and in shape.
- To write a book (or many!).
- To influence others on changing their habits and protecting the environment.
- To learn how to meditate and calm my mind.
- To feel more positive.
- A dog.
- To travel.
20 things I am grateful for (again, in no particular order)
- My healthy and supportive family.
- My boyfriend who makes me laugh and tries to understand me.
- My beautiful home that feels inviting and warm.
- The clean water I can drink from the tap.
- The delicious food I can prepare or that is prepared for me.
- Books that open my mind.
- My close friends.
- Affordable education (especially in Quebec).
- My health.
- The chalet and being able to be close to nature.
- The Internet and being able to stay in touch with my friends from Vancouver.
- My neighborhood.
- Being able to afford taking a break from work to think.
- Great co-workers in many of my past jobs.
- Feeling safe in the city where I live.
- Public transit taking me pretty much everywhere I need to go.
- Being able to speak two languages.
- Not being punished or diminished for being a woman.
- Having learned how to manage money early in life.
- Being Canadian.
- Nutella! (LOL, Brendan said this one didn't count)
What is interesting about these lists is what I can do to address my wants, while always keeping in mind the things that I already have.