My list-making has paid off already. It made me clarify what is no longer of interest to me and what things have struck a chord recently and have been bubbling beneath the surface.
I realized that by dropping a couple of things from my life I’d have time to pursue one of these new interests, and after some persistent googling, I found a related workshop that is starting and running through the month of July on Sundays. Eureka! I joined up just in time. I’m not working yet and am excited to have the time to explore something new.
I also decided I still want to pursue the organic farming idea, even though the farm I wanted to join closed down. Through some more research I found another option. I’m going to table it for the summer due to the heat, but I’m glad it’s a possibility for the fall.
Other than possibly the farm, none of the activities on my list are good ways to meet men, but I can’t think of any that are anyway. Golf? Totally disinterested, and I imagine if I signed up for a class it would be all women.
Regardless, I’m happier when I know that, even when my life continues to feel stuck, I’m growing and learning while in limbo.
Glad to hear that your list-making has help to clarify your thinking (and maybe I should try that too!) It reminds me a bit of the Franklin Covey type of thing, considering priorities and goals, etc. In any case spending time doing things you are excited about is bound to make your life more interesting, full, meaningful etc. than just going through the motions of ‘what I should do’
A big part of it is I was still doing things that I used to enjoy, or things that I thought I should enjoy, and making the list made me realize that they really weren’t the best use of my time and energy anymore. It also motivated me to commit to some activities that have sparked my interest and reminded me that I do have a bunch of stuff to look forward to. I have to say, my outlook is much better this week!