I am so behind on this! It's overwhelming, but I think it's necessary and useful to my personal growth so I'm going to try my darnedest to catch up!
Day 5: Write a personal mission statement.
So the goal here is to write a statement that takes into account all of the values from Day 3 and gives you a concise summary of what you want in your life and who you want to be. Mine is the following:
I will strive to live a life of passion and dynamic change - a life in which I pursue my interests and desires, never being afraid to step outside of my comfort zone. I will be strong enough to travel my path alone, but open enough to embrace and accept the love and friendship that others offer me on my journey. I will search for a real career path, something that I love to do, a job that I will be excited to wake up for each morning. When I lose that passion and that flame, I will move on to the next phase in my life. I want to ensure that I always balance my career with "me time" and the chance to blow off steam with some friends. I love alcohol and entertaining and being social and that should balance out the time I spend at work. I will use my organization skills and OCD tendencies to streamline my life and my finances. I want to live a life of joy and happiness - making other people laugh and laughing at myself. I will seek out knowledge - taking classes, reading books, and soaking up whatever new information I can get my hands on. I will always stress the need for balance in my life, remembering that you need the sour to appreciate the sweet. I will never take any experience for granted, even a bad one because all experiences are opportunities for learning and growth.