For those of you following me on Instagram, you saw images of me jotting down my Carpe Diem List prior to the start of Yom Kippur. I always use the start of the Jewish New Year, and the start of fall, in general, as an opportunity to reflect, recharge and realign. Realigning is about making sure I’m living a joyful, truthful life that is uniquely my own, versus one full of bucket list items that I likely think I should do based on countless outside forces.
Realigning is key because with the addition of two babies in two years, I’ve really begun to notice how fast time flies. One minute they are in your belly and the next you are potty training. I need to live my authentic life today. So, while baby David napped and I sipped a cappuccino at a local cafe, I began to think of all the fun things I want to do, the activities I’ve been talking about for years, the projects I’ve always wanted to complete. After writing down “Bucket List”, I realized this isn’t really a bucket list of things to just say “hey I’ve done it” at some point in my life. This was going to be a list of action items that can be easily accomplished this year; action items I have talked about long enough; action items I believe will be enjoyable and a way for me to live via my Always Be Your Best You motto! If one of the listed activities proves to be extremely enjoyable, it may reappear on the list once again.
Below are the first 10 items that popped into my head. I stopped an 10 because it just seemed natural to have 1o items, and, because nothing else immediately popped into my head and I wanted this to be items that are at the forefront of my overly-active brain.
I welcome all of you to create your own Carpe Diem List and join me in living a truthful, joyful life TODAY. Create your list and tag it #CarpeDiemList.