Doesn’t that sound like an angry, off-the-wall rant is forthcoming? Well, it’s not. A personal manifesto is just a statement of the things you believe in and the way you want to live your life. I created mine for the first time last January, framed it, and hung it right over my computer in my craft room. I glanced at it some days, read through it others, and really sank some serious time in contemplating various aspects of it on many occasions. Okay, mostly while I was trying to think of something to blog about or not wanting to balance my checkbook and pay bills. But, still, I absorbed it daily.
My point is this: Putting these goals, objectives, and beliefs truly helped me to grow and, hopefully, become a better person in 2012. So I reworked it a bit for 2013, and, in keeping with one of the biggest goals I don’t always achieve, am sharing it with you. Feel free to call me out on it as 2013 advances.
I’m not providing a download of it, since it’s my personal document, and yours would be different. I did find the basis for mine online last year, but changed the wording to reflect my own goals. Mine is not a manifesto in the truest since, incorporating resolutions as well as beliefs, but it’s what I want to be reminded of daily. I apologize if the original was yours…let me know and I’ll be happy to give you credit.
If you’d like the Photoshop version of mine, which would provide you with the format into which you can type your own phrases, leave a comment below or email me at hooligansmom(at)gmail(dot)com. I’d be happy to send you my template.
If you’re wondering where in the world to even start, here’s the link to an excellent post on the blog Daring to Live Fully. I hope you’ll at least think about creating one for yourself, whether in this format or just as a simple list.