Energized and Focused
Something happened this week that I've been anticipating for quite some time. I am energized and focused on many exciting creative projects. Finally. I have to confess when I had my RA flare up in the spring, I was sidelined with my knitting and with that my enthusiasm for crafting.
Sure I was still knitting here and there and cranking out the projects. But that spark of excitement was dulled by health challenges and worries. Summertime is my worst season for my joints and I scale back on my knitting. I'm an oddity because the cold weather makes my joints feel fabulous. My doctor chuckles whenever I mention that. He says every single time "oh, you are one of those". Yup.
My enthusiasm starts with a list. Always and forever, a LIST. I get joy seeing my wishful thinking on paper using my favorite pen. That giddy feeling of trying to cross off each task. I wish I could explain it more. But you list makers out there know what I'm talking about.
This week, I stopped paying attention to the news media and social media. I focused on simple personal goals and reviewed my knitting gifts that are still a dream. Something happened, I became productive and through that productivity, utterly satisfied and content.
Living is this day and age, the information that is available on our phones, computers and TV can be somewhat bombarding to the senses. I understand why people "unplug" and retrieve into themselves. How nice to know that I don't have to pack a bag, hop in a car, and go to some cabin in the woods without world connections. I can do all of this by choosing to unplug.
So this week I chose to focus on my personal goals :
I have two sets of mitts to knit by Thanksgiving and some super secret knitting that I cannot mention. All good and exciting.
I completed six continuing education online tests that have been looming over me for about four months. I passed all six! (keeping my certification as a speech language pathologist)
diligently setting aside time to read my many books. The Alexander Hamilton book is quite the compelling read.
In two weeks I'll be seeing my kids and that is one goal that is a long time coming :)
Do you set goals? Have you started any holiday knitting and crafting?