Recently, my blogging-friend Sharon posted a great entry about possible versions of ourselves, how part of being a productive person can be imagining different, better versions of ourselves and then working towards becoming those people.
Sharon has a consistently witty blogging voice, so her possible selves include “The Sharon Who Has Become a Better Photographer and The Sharon Who Once Again Writes Poetry on a Regular Basis and The Sharon Who Gives of Her Time and Energy and Talents to Others and The Sharon Who Has a Really Cool Mostly Organic Garden Going and The Sharon Who Writes About Important and Interesting Things on Her Blog and The Sharon Who is Not an Embarrassment to Vegetarianism Because She Cooks Healthy and Delicious Meals and Has the Energy Levels and the Blog Pictures to Prove It and The Sharon Who Does Wonderful and Innovative Things in the Classroom and The Sharon Who Finishes Novel Chapters and Textbook Chapters Alike.” I can insert my name into some of those, and easily write others (and will, in a future post).
I think this is really inspiring, but also provocative; what better selves do I want to be, and how will I get there? This is also a fresh way to think about resolutions, I think, and was more inspiring than the Reverb prompt for today, to be honest.
What possible selves do you want to be in 2011, and how will you get there?