A Coffee and a Not a Friday (Again)
I'm doing something I normally don't do, and that is write a blog post directly in WordPress. Normally I like to write things up in a Word document as it helps me with things like grammar checks and (potential) frustrations with lost work should a program or internet connection suddenly go wonky. But I did want to get a second post in this week, so here I am hoping nothing goes south.
As of late I've been thinking about 2016 and what I hope to do in the new year, what I'd really like to get done and see change and all that sort of thing. My One Word (see the right hand section for this year's One Word) has changed on probably a daily basis. I remember none of them at present. Maybe I need to focus on hope yet again. Or maybe on being present for I can get too snarled up in the past and the future, then miss all the good things currently around me. Author Shauna Niequist talks about being present over being perfect, and I'm thinking I need more of that. I'm far from perfect, but I keep aiming for it, keep beating myself up to some degree over not having reached it. So perhaps it is time to give that merry-go-round a rest?
I also want to read - maybe even listen - to more books this year. Jeff and I have cut down a fair bit on our TV watching (and it's not like we've been watching a ton to begin with), and we're enjoying the quieter spaces for him to draw and for me to read and colour. I do want to write more in those spaces, too. So there is much to consider and ponder and all that sort of thing. Because I don't want to be busy-busy-busy and feeling like I'm not connecting with anyone or anything.
But it's time to skeedaddle. I've got a breakfast date with some fine folks and some daily stuff to look after, too. And then ... then I shall colour! (Because the Doctor Who colouring book is fantastic!)