Mondo Beyondo

I know we’re almost half-way through January, and that resolution posts are completely dated already, and I also know that I already addressed the issue of resolutions on December 30th, but last night while I was surfing through my blogroll, and I came upon something so cool that I had to share it.

Here’s the whole story. First, I visited a blog by a woman named Liz, which referenced a post by Dance as if Nobody’s Looking, who, incidentally, made some very valid points about the fact that important local charities are having their funding affected because so many individuals are giving to the tsunami victims. (Not to slight them, of course, but…)

Anyway, her blog referred people to Superhero Journal. This blogger is a woman who just totally gets it.

First, she understands that resolutions shouldn’t be about negativity, but that they should inspire us to better ourselves. And second, she talks about the Mondo Beyondo.

In her words:
[The Mondo Beyondo] is the list of things that are outrageous, wild, and may not even happen for 5 or 10 years from now. This is the list of things that are SO JUICY and unlikely to happen that you are afraid to even write them down. This might be the most important list of all!

She talks about something I’ve always known, and never paid much attention to – that the act of putting something in print is a sort of declaration that you believe it WILL happen, someday. It’s a committment, deep in the heart of yourself. An act of faith.

And I think that’s just cool.

As for MY Mondo Beyondo list? Here’s the beginning:
– I will write for a living.
– I will have a child.
– I will become fluent in French and Italian.
– I will overcome my shyness.