We rush around, making all kinds of plans, shopping, gift making, baking, planning meals, sending cards and letters, decorating the house...
|An early photoshop project|
I got creative, made gift tags and gift certificates for some creative thingies I had planned to stitch up for everyone the week AFTER Christmas, as I had the week off. Invited them all to New Year's Eve dinner at my house (what was I thinking?)...
|This year's photoshop gift tags|
Then I got a nasty bug and was sick all night on Monday. Tuesday I was pretty puny. Today I had just decided to go ahead with my plans, though the sewing was lagging behind. Then my brother, who lives in the other side of my house, told me he is sick now. That means his kids will get it and nobody better come up here! It seems like everyone I know has had this 'bug' and we don't want to pass it around any more.
|Yes, I can create|
Yes, I have post holiday letdown. I don't feel like sewing or doing any more cooking or much else at the moment...
|Cutting & pasting|
But I still have 4 days left of vacation and have hopes that I will do something creative with that time.
I might finish the e-course in Photoshop Elements by Kim Klaussen, actually do the sewing projects, start cutting and pasting again and make collages, look into that etsy store idea more closely, do some housework...
Okay, that's better. I have a goal or 5 or 6. I CAN create some value in the next 4 days, and hopefully continue the momentum into the new year. Though my Buddhist practice stresses goal setting, I often forget and "just go with the flow." But I usually try to come up with clear goals for the new year. What do I want to do this year? What can I accomplish? What would I love? What do I need?
|Spread your wings and fly!|
It's easy to forget ourselves to the pressures of life, family, work, etc. but making some clear personal goals is a gift we can give ourselves. What gets you motivated? What do you want? What do you need? What do you dream of doing, having, seeing?
Spread your wings and fly!