Jour du Journal: Looking down the road

Yesterday I read a post about a couple making the most of early empty-nest syndrome while their children were at camp. For me, their week alone without children to hamper their spontaneity was a glimpse into my own future – a future I look forward to. For those of you who have no offspring to chip away at your sanity the post won’t have much significance. However, the anticipation of a happy future is something we all need.

(And for those of you who are planning to have children in future, PLEASE DO NOT take for granted the freedom you have now. Make the most of your alone time, the quiet, the ability to go out on a whim, and the fact that your things stay put and unbroken.)

“Perspectives” is a way of envisioning your future, the way you would like it to look. In this post I prompted you to envision a path for yourself. How I want you to get more specific.

In your journal date a page 1 year, 5 years, or even 10 years from today (ex. August 6, 2014). Now just starting writing. What’s the weather like, where are you living, what did you say to your partner/friend/self…? Just have fun with it. Imagine what your life will be like – and imagine BIG because it’s hard to aim at a far-off target if it’s too small.

(For an example of how Perspectives have worked in my own life, go here.)

Please feel free to leave a comment on how these journal prompts are working for you. And if you feel moved to, please share your writings!

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4 thoughts on “Jour du Journal: Looking down the road

  1. I have three little ones and I believe this is such a healthy way to take on life. Someday I want to be on the lake next to my husband entrenched in a wonderfully deep conversation, knowing all we've done together, all we've made, all we've changed.

    Thanks for the thought,
    ~ Wendy

  2. And one day that will happen…

    p.s. I'm trying to figure out how you found this post, read it and had time to comment when it had been posted for barely a minute! hmmm…

  3. well, the timestamp says otherwise. I must losing track of time. 😀

    Thanks for finding me and commenting, whatever time it was!

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