Sometimes, when I am feeling a bit down, I like to write down some of my ambitions. As you can see from this list they are mostly pretty humble but they are also a bit cheesy and embarassing, so I have put them after the fold!

  • Be wholehearted, cheerful, and sincere
  • Be creative
  • Look at the world and see its many faces, hear its many voices
  • Explore new recipes as often as possible when I cook
  • Learn to like the taste of tomatoes and cucumbers
  • Be more at ease around people
  • Listen to people and hear what they say
  • Play my part
  • Look after someone special
  • Become a parent
  • Share my values with others, help those who need it
  • Break up all the negative things inside me
  • Know what other people want, help them get it
  • When I wake up each morning I would like to remember my dreams
  • Understand art more than I do
  • Lose my fear of creepy crawlies
  • Learn to drive
  • Learn to write left handed (why not?)
  • Visit every country in Europe
  • Visit the radio telescopes on Mauna Kea in Hawaii
  • Let go of unnecessary things
  • Ditch social networks and the rest of the internet as much as possible
  • Learn to appreciate the noise around me
  • Meditate
  • Get over my reliance on sugar to improve my mood
  • Get rid of things I don’t need
  • Grow the garden
  • Write people letters
  • Learn the differences between species of trees
  • Be flexible and adaptable and positive about the future
  • Learn how to hang a picture on a wall

Photo of tarot cards by Loving Earth, found on flickr.