28 Things to do Before Turning 29

1: Attend a proper wine tasting

2: Eat a traditional Korean meal

3:Take a floral milk bath

4:  Make a video of 28th year using: 1 Second Everyday  

5: Prepare a five course meal. or go eat one out

6: Go to an archery range or gun range

7: Go to a drive in movie theater, because my love has never been

8: Purchase a new camera

9: Take photos in a photo booth with my love

10: Have a fancy cheese night where I try cheeses I have never heard of

11: Get in-design

12: Own our very own house… dwelling… abode… home…

13: Find myself in a spontaneous adventure I couldn’t have imagined

14: Make Artifact Uprising vacation book

15: Buy plants/grow herbs again

16: Focus on living heathier together

17: Write a Florida adventure post for people living in Jacksonville

18: Fill Susannah Conway 2017/2018 workbook

19: Plan a Christmas cabin getaway. Wear plaid and make fires

20: Visit Savannah

21: Drink a Florida Mule from Ice Plant Bar

22: Hike with the pups

23: Visit Harry Potter World. Try every butter beer

24: Purchase sage/Incense

25: Purchase a book by the artist Peter Beard 

26: Try an amaretto sour

27: Learn to make my father-in-laws famous oyster stuffing

28: Begin dreaming more, because this list was so fucking hard to write this year

Creating Constellations (Possibility Driven Series)

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Dream making can be overwhelming. There are many things you can do.
Many things you are told to do. Told not to do. Don’t know how to do.
The list continues to immobilizing you.
(This is actually currently what I am going through.)
Your once burning dream quickly get extinguished under the weight of doubt and fear.
Leaving you in the dark.

But there is another way.
You can create your own constellation.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.
So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
You have to trust in something- your gut, destiny, life, god, karma, whatever.
Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart,
even when it leads you off the well worn path.
This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
-Steve Jobs

This approach takes time and above all else takes a lot of trusting. I mean a LOT!
Like lost sailor’s trusting in the stars to navigate their way forward.

When your in the business of pursuing your dreams, your in the business of creating constellations.
Knowingly or unknowingly.

One connection at a time, trusting that this very connection will lead you somewhere.
Its a dance between Doing and Trusting.
Doing the next best thing you can do for your dreams and trusting where this doing will lead you. Don’t worry too much about ALL the things you could do.
Just do one thing today. Take that step.
Make that connection. Follow it wherever it leads.
Then repeat. Make a connection and follow where that leads.

I have never know a single soul that came up with an idea/dream
and accomplished it simultaneously; without any fear, doubt, hard work or time spent.
I can trick myself into thinking I’m the only one who gets overwhelmed. Gets afraid.
Spends long hours creating when no one sees. But it’s simply not true.

Each connection is a star in my dreamscape.
Chances are you wont notice each connection as it happens.
You certainly won’t know where these connections may take you.
You will over time begin to identify how one connection led to the other.

Keep connecting thoughts, events, people, opportunities,
eventually you will see the constellation of your dreams lighting up your reality.
You will be able to move forward with more ease because you trust this process.

(This is what I am choosing to believe. I am no where near there… Its just something I believe in my gut to be true. My constellation feels tiny barely bright enough to see my own hand in front of my face. But it is there and I believe it will get bigger.)


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