Friday, June 5, 2009

The Close of My Living Intentionally Challenge

For the last few days I have been wondering how to complete my 37 day challenge. Should I throw in the towel and end it early, or should I do a bunch of little posts summing up what I have been up to this last week or so? I regularly feel happy with how I spend my time, so I don't believe that not having documented 37 days will kill me. I am, however, embarrassed to tell you that I wont be completing the challenge in the way that I hoped (and I don't think the creator of the challenge imagined that twenty-something days would take me forty-five!). So, with that said, I've decided to end the challenge with 25 days; however, I know that I will continue to write about the things that I love and the happenings in my life. The intentional living will continue! How better to spend life than to jump in and soak ourselves in the excitement of all there is to do, see, feel, and enjoy. There is just too much to let pass by.

Here is the last three days:

Day 23: Girl time! Spent an evening on the waterfront in Portland with some amazing girls. We bounced around from here to there and ended the evening dancing to Irish music at Kell's. The bagpipes and fiddles were grand that night. I even practiced a little footwork with a lad who really knew his stuff. Voices from Ireland continue to whisper to me in the wind~~visit soon.

Day 24: Wandered Borders alone for three hours. Books added to my list "to-read:"

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd

Let me Stand Alone-The Journals of Rachel Corrie

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

And of course, a journal entry written on the floor between book shelves...

Day 25:
A lot of self-talk and thinking. It's so easy to not take the time to think about what your thinking about and why things are? It's important to know ourselves and listen to our minds and what our heart speaks. I've been striving to do this much more lately. Without doing so, life spins and tumbles and suddenly I find myself sitting in on some other life that I never intended for myself. Thus, the intentional life WINS again!

I do hope that you have been thinking about how YOU can fill your life with more intentional living, too! Have you been thinking about it? What have you done lately that was intentional? I'd love to hear from any and all of you. YOU inspire me!


mme. bookling June 5, 2009 at 12:23 PM  

The intentional life wins again.
Hear hear!

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

I HIGHLY recommend Leaves of Grass!

Britt June 5, 2009 at 10:13 PM  

Thank you for your vunerability Cas. You are a beautiful soul and I can't wait to spend some time with you.

Erin June 6, 2009 at 10:42 PM  

I love your writing, your thoughts, your art, and your pictures. You are a beautiful creative thoughtful woman Cassie. I am so thankful we are friends.

Oh, here is a link.

I just read some amazing work from "Leaves of Grass" there.

amber johnson June 7, 2009 at 7:33 PM  

Glad you got some well deserved Cassie time. Sounds fun. That was inspirational to hear about your 37 days (or however many it was). You did a lot of great things!

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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