Wow, it sure has been quiet in these parts! Almost a year since I posted last. I think I’ve been doing more on Facebook and in my paper journals – than I’ve obviously been doing here – but I’m getting the itch to write again – so write I shall!
One thing I have been doing lately is spending some time in the evening doodling and drawing and practicing my lettering. It’s turning out well, so, I’ve got the itch to start sharing it with people. While I do share it on Facebook, I think doing it here will be beneficial as well. So, I’m laying out some ideas on getting things lined up to do here as well as link it to FB, Instagram, and some other social media sites. It’s part of my focus for 2018.
It is that time of year to determine what word is going to guide the upcoming year. It’s kind of a silly project – but I enjoy thinking through what I want to do, what I have done, and what’s keeping me held back from doing the things I think about. This year, the word for 2017 was ‘act’ – and I really didn’t do a lot of acting on the things that I wanted to do. I’m not 100% sure why – but I do know that I am struggling with the follow through on things. (For example, posting on my blog more than once a year).
I’ve been considering that my word for 2018 is intention. What are my intentions for the things I want to do? Are the things I AM doing falling into those things I intend to accomplish. For example – is making so many lists and plans, keeping me from actually DOING the things that I want to do? (Hint: For me, yes, yes it is). So, 2018 is going to be a year of intention for me. On top of living intentionally, I’m going to be focusing on individual mini-projects each month – and work on those throughout the year. I think that will help me ‘eat the elephant’ one bite at a time, rather than feeling so overwhelmed by everything I need to and want to do, that I get completely overwhelmed by it all. It seems manageable, and I’ve got a small group of friends from a local group I help run that are all wanting to do similar things, so we will helpfully keep each other honest.
One thing I do want to do – is keep my blog more for my creative things – my fiber stuff, paper stuff, cooking stuff, and other things that are creative. While the years and years of posts here are mostly about my life, and some of the harder things I’ve had to go through – I really don’t want to dwell on that stuff. Yes, it made me who I am, and it is all in the past, but it’s time to just let it stay there, hide it from folks who weren’t there with me when I went through it all, and do what I can here to start fresh. So, I’ll be looking into that – should be some fairly easy database switches – so I may need to ask Charles for help on that – but I’m sure it can be done.
I’m debating a new name for the blog, new categories, a new template, and a redesign of the whole site all together – but I’m going to do it slow and deliberately – so it’s exactly what I want, and not slapped together in an effort to check something off my list.
So, here’s to new beginnings!