This weekend, while driving down the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway with my girlfriends, the subject of our Fantasy Selves came up. You know, the person you would be if you were a cross between the person you actually are and the people you admire. “Beach volleyball!” One of us said as we passed by groups of fit, young people batting the ball around the swatches of nets along the beach. “That’s something my Fantasy Self does.”
Which got us all thinking: What else does she do?
And, more importantly, what does she do that I don’t do, but totally could do if I just, you know, started doing it?
Here’s what my Fantasy Self does. I don’t see why I can’t do these things starting tomorrow.
- She makes herself coffee and a small breakfast in the mornings, then sits and eats and drinks at a big wooden table in the fuzzy morning light. Maybe she reads, maybe she writes. It’s a quiet start to the day.
- She’s a trail runner, a hiker, a backpacker, a camper. So’s her dog.
- Her walls are decorated with her own photos.
- She always has an upcoming event on her calendar to get excited about.
- She reads a lot (okay, I admit I do that), and actually remembers literary references (ummm…). Or any cultural references, really.
- She’s knowledgable about world news and politics.
- She practices the Noble Eightfold Path.
- She cooks most of her own food, but eats out like royalty. She cooks for her friends, and bakes treats for work. She’s good at that.
- She wears feminine dresses and colorful flats, and always looks put-together.
- She can drink in moderation without getting a dumb hangover for no reason, ugh. (I’m not bitter.) (Okay, I am.)
- She can do a full split, at least on the right side.
- She’s one of those people who works out and eats right and doesn’t even want to say anything to anyone about it.
- She doesn’t do it for the glory, she does it for herself.
- She is brave. And by “brave,” I mean “open and vulnerable.”
Now you go. What do you want to do? And, more importantly, why don’t you just do it?