Who would have thought a made up world could make me feel so happy? I saw an article about Asgardia and immediate went looking for more sources to confirm that the project was real. It’s real. It’s also fascinating to watch the response from both the organisers and the public. I’ve been thinking about ways to volunteer online in my own time, this might just be it!
It’s a new country in space, by the way. It doesn’t currently exist in any form. It’s a theoretical discussion with the backing to become a reality. I encourage everyone to read the website and the news articles about the project.
Since signing up as a potential Asgardian citizen, I’ve felt a renewed sense of being. I’ve been discussion utopian societies with people from UK, US, China, Turkey and Syria. I’ve been learning about alternative governance structures. Best of all, I’ve been feeling a touch of magic knowing that people all over the world are taking excited little steps towards the same dream together.
Funnily enough, this happened around two other interesting time-critical topics that have been on my mind. My next probation meeting at work (which went well – evidently I’m distinctly more critical of my progress than my manager is) and the decision that hubby and I will both create a “40 before 40” list. No doubt there will be much more to discuss on that later!
Brain Goal: I will read 5 books by Christmas. I will read a book by Christmas.
Action: I may have updated this to lower my expectations, but let’s face it – I’m not reading books at all so this is nigh impossible.
Body Goal: I will exercise for 1 hour per day, 6 days per week.
Action: Yup, still going!
Soul Goal: I will create a post for each of the new places I’ve visited this year.
Action: Sigh. I have a lot to do.