Happy New Year! Usually I have great difficulty writing the new year on documents but '2020' is so easy. This bodes well for how great the new year will be. My house is de-decorated and everything is back to the way it used to be. I love January and how 'fresh' the month feels. New planners, new plans, new goals or (non-goals) and brushing off a dusty old year.
As you know, I do not pick a word for the year, I just can't boil down to a word. Also I usually have a litany of goals for the new year.
Among them: menu plan - exercise more - eat more fruits and vegetables - read more - knit more. Well you get the idea, I pick a myriad of goals some I achieve and some I do not.
This year my goal is to document my creative days in a daily planner. I was in Barnes and Noble and impulsively bought a daily planner and the idea hit me: Oh, I could track my creative days and see what I accomplish.
I've tried bullet journalling in the past and it's too stressful for me to have a list and check it off as I go. Not checking something off feels like failure.
This planner will let me see a nice snapshot of each day. Already I notice that I am less distracted when I sit down and knit for an hour. Or I know around 6 pm I'll be doing a bit of sketching and watercoloring and look forward to that time. There will be many days that my creativity will be minimal, I'm hoping the planner will include what I was doing instead.
I'll let you know how it goes.
A little personal resolution is to be more mindful and present in whatever I am doing. When I am knitting I want to BE knitting and not thinking of what I have to do next (the planner helps with this). If I gain a bit of patience along the way that is even better. (I tend to be impatient...)
My son and his girlfriend are visiting us this weekend. The house is clean and I am ready. Poor Holly though, she sees the girlfriend as a stranger and she hides the entire time. Her choice. I guess even though she isn't keen on the kids, she does remember them from her kitten days. Frodo loves everybody and whoever visits us is his new best friend.
Well I'm off to the gym this morning! Have a great weekend.