2015 is the first year in a very long time that I begin without a resolution list in my hands. It’s not exactly because I 100% believe Calvin…
…but it’s more because of what I read here last year – A Year of Productivity – So, I made a list of goals. There are areas of my life I want to improve, and since in a way, we’re still getting settled here in this city, I wanted to make sure I was purposefully taking a more active role in the community I now live in. Also, the weather this time of the year is truly hard on me. I can’t recall being a moody person, at least not since I left my teenage years! But, when the sun doesn’t come out or I have to wear 3+layers to barely stay warm, my mood is not the best. My only desire is to stay under the covers all day, and my motivation and energy are all pretty much gone! So, publishing some of my goals adds a degree of accountability I need, at least until Spring arrives, to encourage me to do what I say I will do, and also to be motivated to do it. If you’re reading this, then, you’re part of my accountability group 🙂
Among my goals is the desire to write more and to continue exploring my creative side with crafts and projects around the house, in spite of my time-consuming job. However, with the weather situation, I feel like I’m complaining a lot and not enjoying the incredible amount of blessings I do have in my life. Last night when I couldn’t sleep, I ran into this –
– and it was perfect! It’s a challenge that appeals to me, it’s not incredibly difficult, it’s attainable since I’ll have a whole week to think about what I will blog, and it’ll help me stay focused on the positive aspects of my life. I love the fact I don’t have to write about the weather until week 18, and that I’ll have a year to come up with a blog about the things I like about Winter (insert sardonic grin). But, in all seriousness, I do need this. I believe I’m a grateful person, but when I’ve been blessed as much as I have, gratitude is not something I ever want to overlook. Thus, this post. Week #1, check!