For many, the New Year can serve as a reset point. It can be the starting place for an exercise routine or creative practice. It is the same for me. I do not make formal New Year's resolutions. Instead, at the end of December I think about the past months---what worked? what didn't? what did I learn? how did I grow? Then in January I write down what I'd like to learn and experience in the next months.
Here is a list of what I'd like to learn/experience/do in January and February:
Practice Duolingo (Italian) and get to Unit 2
Finish reading "The Great Spring" by Natalie Goldberg
Write 3 short stories about my mother
Visit the Boston MFA to learn about the quilt exhibit
Practice meditation each day
Practice QiGong each day
Telephone at least two friends in need each week (in need to conversation/support)
This list will give me a place to start. It serves as a guideline for where I want to go. I'm not going to punish myself if I don't do it all, or don't do activities every day. Instead I am going to celebrate the journey. After all, we all have a journey, whether we know it or not.
Peace to you my friends. Stay safe.
Below are some of my photos from the Kellogg Environmental Center exhibit
A hooked rug mini, 12"x12" - I was thinking about water
Mixed media collage, 12"x12"
Hooked rug mini, 12"x12"
You are a work in progress! Do more of what makes you happy.
Thank you for reading.