...complete with "ice cream cone"
During my walk, I enjoyed the sunshine and fresh ocean air. The "place" I really want to be, I thought to myself, is "well". I remember, from my time in a club I was in during high school, that we filled out a sort of self-assessment that had areas like "physical," "emotional," "spiritual," etc. It turns out that what we had learned about was the "Six Dimensions of Wellness" model by Dr. Bill Hettler . I think that my next post will be my map for each of those areas for 2013. I'm not much of a "new year's resolutions" type of girl, but I think having a sense of direction will be helpful, per a good quote I found today
"Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation." - William H. SheldonI have 4 more days to reflect and make my 2013 "Trip Tik"...which come to think of it, is a pretty good metaphor for what I need. Anyone remember those, or travel using one? I had one for my road trip to North Carolina back in 1989, and it was great! It was a bound booklet, and each narrow strip of a page was a segment of the route. It was handy to have a detailed picture of the next "chunk" of the trip, with clear direction about where to go.
I also saw the following one, but I'm still formulating what my "something to be enthusiastic about" will be, with respect to physical health. In years past, it was triathlon, and recently it has been hula. All I know is I want to bring back my quarterly events, even if I'm not the most serious of athletes, because they make me feel enthusiastic and alive.
"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about." - Charles Kingsley