Kat’s prompt today is “What would your perfect work day be like?” This is an exercise I’ve done before, a way I’m almost living. My perfect work/life day would start with waking up early, at least by 5 a.m. I’d get a cup of coffee and write my morning pages. Then I’d go for a long walk with the dogs, and after I might go to the gym or a yoga class. I’d come home, shower, eat, and meditate. Then I’d write or work on a project for a few hours before stopping for lunch. After I ate, I’d meet with a friend or client, then take another walk with the dogs. Then I’d read or do some more writing. Some days, I would teach.
It’s pretty simple really, pretty much the way my days already go — except for when I’m on contract at CSU. Then, other than what the dogs need, that becomes the priority…for now.
I’m so clear about the other things I’m doing, going to do.
- Write books, there are two waiting, right on the tip of my tongue, ready to go
- Teach yoga
- Teach in person workshops, some mix of yoga, meditation, and writing
- Teach online classes, there are five right there at my finger tips, ready to go once I have time
- Lead people through retreats, small groups or individuals
- Creative collective offerings with other teachers
- Submit shorter pieces for publication
- Study to become a meditation instructor in the Shambhala lineage, which is a big deal, takes a lot of effort and time, will be like getting another graduate degree
- Make art, create things
- Do some kind of one on one work with people, I’m not sure exactly what it would look like or if I’ll need extra certification for it
- Lead book, writing, meditation, contemplation groups
- Host story bowls
- Open a retreat center, a house in Waldport where I can host retreats, offer the space to others for personal retreats, make a great vacation space that would inspire and enable people to practice, fill it with what they’d need to do so
- Rest, at the end of this long list of things, it’s necessary