My friend Jayme challenged me to a "resolution project."
Last night I wrote up my list of resolutions/goals: one for my physical benefit, one for my educational/artistic advancement, and one for my mental well-being. :)
#1; to be gluten-free every day (my health goal, I already started working on this one, I even made my own bread today!)
#2 to spend at least 2 hours a week exercising
#3; to spend at least 1/2 hour every day learning or creating something new (whether it's photography, an essay, knitting, researching ceoliac disease, cooking, etc)
#4; to spend at least 1/2 hour every day in meditation/reflection (starting by spending some time every day writing in my new journal)
#3 will probably be the easiest since I am starting school on the 25th--and I always love learning something new! It also ties into goal #1 since I need to spend a lot of time researching gluten-free foods and ceoliac disease.
#4 will probably be my biggest challenge. Why oh why do I find it so hard to take only a half hour a day to relax and spend time with myself? (Away from the computer.) Then again, #2 might be the hardest since I have to go when someone is here to watch Little Monster. I guess I could wake up early 2 days a week... or I could go on one of Mr. B's night's off? I'll work on that one.
I actually got a head-start on my project.
Last night I spent a half hour writing in my journal; I wrote my goals/resolutions for the year and I wrote a little bit extra, just for me. I also spent some time writing at lunch.
This evening I baked my first loaf of gluten-free bread and am excited to eat it in my lunch tomorrow (Om nom nom nom). I've also spent some time researching gluten-free flour alternatives and locating stores that sell flour mixes.
Tomorrow is a new adventure, I wonder what I'll learn or create?
HDT quote for the day: "Let us grow to the full stature of our humbleness - ere we aspire to be greater."