. . . tomorrow! Four things to which I am looking forward, to accompany yesterday’s six for which I am grateful:
- A better balance in life, meaning more time with friends, more time getting to know people new in my life, more time outdoors, more time for photography. That’s a lot of more, which means that there also has to be some less. It’s so easy, in a life of ministry, to allow the demands of the work to consume all waking hours and then some, which is not healthy for any of us.
- Changes in physical space. I know, I know, I’ve been talking about downsizing for years, but really . . . all this stuff has got to go! Our kitchen is an antique and I’d really like to remodel that, enjoy the house for a few more years, and then move to our retirement bungalow. (Or perhaps sell the house as is and move for a new adventure?)
- Better health. I am indeed grateful for what I have, but there is plenty of room for improvement. It’s all a crapshoot, but if I’m still around at 74, I’d like to be facing the following decade with less weight and more strength and more flexibility (that means any) than I have now.
- And, of course, travel. Last night at a party, a few of us talked about our bucket lists. Mine increasingly include a desire to spend a substantial amount of time in a few places and get to know them a little, including Alaska, Vancouver and BC, Quebec and the Maritimes, the Cinque Terre, more Utah, more PNW, more Paris, more Scotland. My grandmother and I spent my 13th birthday in Copenhagen and my 15th in Florence ~ maybe I should be working on future birthday plans!