33 Characteristics to Cultivate

Georgia SunriseAt the start of my 33rd year I will again be traveling. This is the 4th year in a row, one of many I have commenced a trip on my birthday. Perhaps there is some larger, unconscious metaphor of transition and exploration, of little rebirths on the anniversary of the day I made one of life’s biggest journeys.

I think perhaps I just really like traveling and therefore find for any excuse to do so.

I’m officially giving up my birthday for Charity: Water.  Too much stuff in my life that I wish to declutter already, it is an honor and pleasure to attempt to do give to others instead.

What lessons and great proclamations then?  Last year, when this space was still in it’s infancy, I made some “I will” statements for the year. They need greater reflection so look for that in a future post. This year, I’ll be updating my Journey List with some new items. Rather than more “I will”s, I’ve been ruminating on adjectives I wish to work on embodying this year and for my life.

More than what I’d like to be called by others, these are attributes I want to believe about myself:

  1. Strong
  2. Capable
  3. Adventurous
  4. Kind
  5. Sharp
  6. Adaptable
  7. Compassionate
  8. Generous
  9. Affable
  10. Giving
  11. Agile
  12. Supportive
  13. Dependable
  14. Open
  15. Sexy
  16. Dauntless
  17. Patient
  18. Thoughtful
  19. Honest
  20. Thankful
  21. Interesting
  22. Empathetic
  23. Witty
  24. Storied
  25. Graceful
  26. Loving
  27. Surprising
  28. Confident
  29. Worldly
  30. Accepting
  31. Inspirational
  32. Informed
  33. Enjoyable

and I have just one “I will”…

I will be IN this next year, enjoying my journey wherever it might lead.

With hopes that you may similarly be IN your life this day and every day forward,

Jo Signature


What attributes would you include on your list? Comment it up!

PS – I leave for my trip on Friday. Follow the adventure on Twitter and Sign up for emailsa very special brew will be out on Friday including an announcement of launching.

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