>> Wednesday, January 16, 2013
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."
January. We are solidly tucked into the new year. We have seen the slightest touch of snow, more than a touch of ice, but the days are staying lighter longer (minute by minute) and the hope of spring is always around the corner.
My year is actually starting out well. Between the hours of 6 pm and 8 am, I pretend that the hours between 8 am and 6 pm don't exist. In the aforementioned hours, I become a crafter, writer, reader, traveler, self-employed philanthropist, organizer and overall happy. And, since we're in those hours right now, I am choosing to not mention the latter.
This year I decided that I would tackle a few items right from the beginning. I've talked about it before, but I really don't believe in just waiting for the New Year to arrive to begin to apply resolutions. However, I spent the last 10 days of 2012 in Indiana, and determined that as soon as I arrived back in Illinois, I would roll up my sleeves and dig in.
These are only a few:
1) Wake up at 6 am weekdays. 15 days in, and I have been fairly successful. I am unashamed to say that I called in additional resources to assist me in my endeavors. Yes, I Googled. Then I found a service that has cartoon characters call you at your designated time. (Um, it's not as creepy as it sounds.) Let me tell you, it's working. The morning hourish before I leave for work hasn't been as productive every day as I would like, but I'm enjoying it. 21 days to make a habit? Almost there.
2) Posting a blog post once a week? Check.
3) Clean out my fridge/freezer and compile a list of what I have? Check and Check.
While I'm feeling a little mellow right now, I have to admit that I'm actually feeling pretty low key and happy.
I do not know what is going to happen over the next year, but I do know this beyond anything else, God's gotta good plan for me. I know because I read about it.
Let's rock 2013 friends!
Love to all,