Our new home will be out in the country. Driving there means driving on unfamiliar roads, seeing lots of trees and farm fields, and not much else. So in order to see our road, before it comes up so fast that I drive past it, I had to find a landmark.
My landmark is in the photo for this post. It is “the kissing trees,” the two trees just left of the pole. I started to call them “the kissing trees” as soon as I noticed them. It looks like they are holding hands and drawing close for a kiss. Seeing those trees makes me smile every time. First of all, because they are unique, and secondly, because they help me in finding the way home.
A landmark is something that jogs our memory when we see it. Landmarks along the way help us on our journeys. I need help finding the way as I continue my journey of recalibrating life also. Just as I can get lost on the roads to our new home, I also get distracted in life. I am still on the journey of learning to make important changes consistent in my day-to-day living.
Setting goals in life are like landmarks along the road. They help you see how far you have come or how far you have yet to go. The “kissing trees” show me I have come to the road our home is on. The “landmarks” or milestones of goals and objectives become points in life along the way that show me that I am on the right path towards doing the things I want to do, learning what I want to learn, and becoming who I want to become. Goals help me in finding the way on my journey of life.
What about you? With the end of 2019 quickly approaching are you thinking about goals or areas you want to focus on in 2020?
I am starting my final book of my Recalibrate Life Reads for the year. And it continues to lead me in the way of slowing down. The book is The Unhurried Life by Alan Fadling. It was not originally on my list, but I found it’s title to draw me in. I only have read the first couple chapters and am finding it is leading me on in the way I want to live. With our move, it will be my last Recalibrate Life Read for the year.
My goals for 2020 center around living an unhurried life. Jesus lived an unhurried life. Fadling begins his book by leading his readers to see that and goes on to show how important it is. And I am seeing how refreshing it is to my soul to live life slower and more simply. My overall focus for finding my way in 2020 will be “To live in slowness and simplicity, cultivating connection and creativity, as I live rooted and grounded in God’s love for me.”
I will be sharing more about Fadling’s excellent book, as well as, more about my goals for 2020 in my upcoming posts. I hope you will join me. I would love for you to share about your focus and goals for 2020 as you come to know more about the direction you want to take in your journey of life. What will help you in finding the way in life?