I do not have a coherent post today. I am often writing blog posts in my head – coherent, theme-based, elucidating posts. And then I find time to write and cannot find the good stuff. Today reflects the chaos of my mind right now – some miscellaneous thoughts…
Happy 2017! As documented sporadically on this blog, 2016 was a challenging year for me. The losses were (are) big. But there were some pretty big gains also – a new perfectly devilish kittencat, becoming a museum guide at the Nelson-Atkins, new friends, liking my job, learning new artsy skills.
Today I met with my trainer and pal Mandy and she said that the goal for me this year would be to become a lot stronger. This makes me unreasonably happy. Every month working with her I have been able to do more. And the idea of crushing it is really motivating. Really motivating.
I am fighting the urge to create 2017 resolutions. I am fighting the urge to break down my life into a series of goals, create mini-steps to get each of those goals. Entirely unachievable mini-steps, that is. And I am fighting the urge to put all of these mini-steps in a spreadsheet and put little Xs next to each achievement. Because it doesn’t work.
But I am trying to incorporate more of the things that make me feel happy into my every day. I have started a Bullet Journal – and am avoiding Google Docs and Excel.
Every day I am going to work on getting stronger, meditate, blog, read for a little bit, create something, organize something, and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. I won’t do all of these every day, but if I do most of them most of the days, I will be building a foundation for a happier life.
I have done a fair amount of sewing over the last month. I made a purse, a tote, several pouches, almost finished an advent calendar and started a baby quilt. I didn’t get pictures of all of them, but here is what I did capture: