Welcome to a new feature on my blog. Once a week – don’t hold me to the day – I’m going to post a little about my life and a list of things I want to achieve – short term. Just to let you see the person behind the writing and to create a bit of accountability.
For a long while now I feel like I’ve been wandering aimlessly and haven’t gotten much done. I have figured out what I want to do and tried to get started but get very little finished. I don’t believe the time was wasted; it has been schooling. Everything happens for a reason and although there haven’t been visible results, I know more about myself and what I want and that is very valuable. One of the things I’ve learned is that I feel better about myself if I can put a pretty little tick next to an item on a to-do-list at the end of the day. That is why I’m doing this piece, so that I have to shamefully admit, out in the open that I didn’t or did accomplish what I set out – trying to end on a positive. I can’t arrive at my destination if I’m walking in place, or taking no steps at all. You’re welcome to join me with your own steps.
I don’t have anything to mark off as this is the first week, but I have already done some decluttering. It feels sooooo… good.
I am motivated to do more if I feel like I’m achieving something and what better way than to tick things off a list. I’ll keep it short, otherwise I line myself up for failure and that isn’t the point of this exercise.
- Post at least 5 blog entries excluding this one – I’ve learned the benefit of taking a day off from my laptop.
- Write one short story to submit – Lockdown has exiled my muse, so I’m coaxing her back slowly.
- Decluttering – bedroom and spare room – Clutter is terrible for my energy and adversely affects my writing which is no longer acceptable – it should never have been.
Tips of my fingers reach through the keyboard to connect with your soul, to make this world a little more gentle for each of us to navigate.
Feel free to post your own list in the comments and catch up with me next week. I’ll check-in on you too.