“Most of us, I suppose, have a secret country but for most of us it is only an imaginary country. Edmund and Lucy were luckier than other people in that respect.”
- C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
During our normal routines, when the day gets dull and you imagine yourself in your own imaginary country, where do you seek mental refuge? My mind is always churning what my next step will be, my next goal, my next adventure or short-term commitment. It ends up taking over my mind as a bad habit.
I've always had a lot of ideas and I spent too long reorganizing merchandise on shelves imagining my good elsewhere. As a second year AmeriCorps member, I'm constantly learning how to create a bigger change. Even though the program looses funding each year, I continue to express my gratitude for it's existence during AmeriCorps Week and beyond.
Since I love how 30 day challenges encourage self awareness and remind me to appreciate the little things, I'm starting a new 30 day challenge: Quote of the Day. So even though I've got "the itch," I'll listen closely to the quotes I see, monologues I hear, the words of my brand new pen-pal I read and the lyrics I sing for a kick of focus.