Monday, February 13, 2012

Questions I'm Asking Myself

1. What kind of life do I want for myself and my family?

2. What is most important to me?

3. What kind of values do I want to teach my children?

4. What do I feel is missing in my life?

5. What worries me about the direction my life has been going?

6. What worries me about making changes?

7. What would my ideal life look like?

8. What am I afraid of?

9. Why have I started to dread holidays? What can I do to make them better?

10. Am I suggesting that we just *stop* buying things altogether? What about necessities? Where do luxuries fit into this? What about holidays, birthdays?


Candance said...

When you figure all that out, let me know because I'm wrestling with some of the same stuff.

Laura said...

Let me know too about the holidays part, what you find works for your family. I don't feel the need to celebrate Christmas if I have a family (ya know, because I'm a devout agnostic, not Christian).

Here's a great idea that could be modified for your needs: Years ago I saw an episode of Oprah where the guest was a woman, an author I'm sure, that decided to take her family on a trip to join in on charity work during each Christmas holiday season. They would build infrastructure/houses in developing areas in other countries and whatnot. She was giving her family so much more than gifts and vacuous Christmas tradition from this, and she was a good Christian!!! This was inspired by the death of one of her children and her family's subsequent grief. She wanted so much more for her family, especially because they already had so much.