I thought it would be best to check in on my New Year pursuits.
1. Write every day. So-so. I am posting regularly but other writing not so much. My focus of late has been more on setting up healthier lifestyle habits. I hope to write more as the year progresses. I am starting to think I really need to take a writing class, I have a lot to learn about writing and now realize I need some help.
2. Don’t be afraid to use things up. I am putting more stickers and notes in my son’s lunch. We used up a bunch of things making Valentine bookmarks. I have another project in mind once I finish my current project. I give myself a thumbs up for this goal.
3. Play before work. This one still needs some energy but I am working on it. Probably a C.
4. Take 5 minutes everyday to just sit. This one is surprisingly tough. I have managed it a few days but still needs a lot of work. Truthfully, an epic fail.
I am doing well with yoga and walking the dog and back on track with healthy eating after a rough first 6 weeks of the year. Still not visiting the Farmer’s Market. I think if it was closer I would be more inclined to go. Once my son’s bowling league finishes the end of April I am hoping to develop the habit of going on Saturday mornings.
Still purging. The garage got straightened up. I have made three trips to Goodwill so far this year and sold 18 of my LOA books to Powell’s on-line. I also went through all the recipes I have cut out for the past year. I purged a bunch and the one’s I still want to try I went ahead and pasted in my books. Obviously the keep them in the sleeve until I tried them method wasn’t working very well. I also moved the box of shred and shredder from the garage to the family room. My son and I do shredding in ten minute intervals as the mood strikes. Once the box is empty I will move it next to the file cabinet and begin to fill it back up.
Overall I am pretty happy with my progress so far this year. I have made progress of some sort with all my pursuits and that is all that I ask of myself.