This was a tough one. I actually spent a good portion of Sunday thinking about it, and rebelling against the notion that I would change anything. I like who I am. Were I to change anything, who knows who I’d be?
I have no idea what I intended with this one, normally there is something in the back of my brain that makes suggestions based on a memory, or something I’ve seen recently, a thought I’ve had.
So this, like the first prompt of the month is a bit of a blindside. So I changed it, which brings me to the first item on the list.
- The way this prompt is worded.
If the only constant is change, then anything might be achievable given the right parameters.
- My ability to manage time.
I would love to gain a perspective on how precious it is without having something happen, dramatic enough to shock me into appreciating however much I have left, and using it wisely. I’d like to find my way to that place without any sort of trauma, sadness or stress, thank you very much.
- The places where my fear operates from.
I wouldn’t remove my fear altogether, but I would hone it. I would use it as a tool to keep myself from over reaching or putting myself in harm’s way, but at this point it feels like it’s something that hinders me from even considering that there are alternatives to the mindset I’ve lived with for so long.
- How much I worry about how I look/what I do to anyone who isn’t me.
“You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.” ― Richard P. Feynman
- My hair. I’d like it longer. Not quite like Crystal Gayle’s from when she was on the muppet show, but definitely down to my butt.
6. Honorable mention
Whatever it is that keeps us, as a global society, from making shelter, clean air, clean water, and food a priority for every single person on the planet.
I feel like there is a happy medium somewhere between Gene Roddenberry’s and Buckminster Fuller’s vision of what we could be, if the basic needs of humanity could be attended to, so we could be free to explore and grow as a species. And no I don’t think it’s as simple as ending capitalism, smashing the patriarchy or eating the rich. Though that might be a good start in some instances.