After I wrote yesterday's entry, I continued reading - the part on identifying one's purpose. Steve's method, consulting emotional intelligence, was very effective. But now I have to move from the theoretical to the practical, from broad purpose to concrete goals, and oddly, I haven't found any guidance on that. Maybe it's very obvious to most folks - but not me, at least not now. So, today has been the one step backwards day. However, I've found some possible links, and will have a go at them tomorrow.
Ever since I started this project, I've had troubling dreams each night. Not really bad ones, but disturbing. Strangely, this is probably a positive sign - it means I'm stirring things up. An odd sort of encouragement.
The more part: tonight the phone rang several times with neighbors calling to tell us that bears have been seen only a few houses away from us. Seems there's a mother with three cubs roaming around. It's the night that garbage goes out for the early morning pickup. And it makes easy pickings for bears too, and other creatures. About a year ago our city sanitation department (and yes, the place I live in is categorized as a city - but keep in mind, a city with bears) informed us that we are not to use the standard sized garbage cans any more. Too heavy I guess. So we and most of our neighbors put garbage out now in plastic bags. Happy skunks and raccoons, and now, bears.