Currently: I am in recovery mode. I spent most of last week laid up with a painful injury & taking lots of pain & anti-inflammatory medication. If I missed visiting your blog, I apologize, sometimes the pain was a little more than I was comfortable with. Sometimes with lots of medication I may not have been at my best to make comments! Most days I had a narrow window of being upright as sitting impossible, standing painful. But I'm much better now. So, let's begin again...
Currently Reading: The More Of Less & New Minimalism.
Design Your Next Chapter, by Debbie Travis, a decorating icon in Canada, who now owns a retreat centre in Tuscany Italy.
What Alice Forgot;
I read Designing Your Next Chapter first as it was an inter library loan & it needed to be returned within 10 days of pick up. The book that has surprised me the most is the New Minimalism. It was a second choice to fill a question but turns out, very well presented with lots of nice photos. These two ladies have, I think, blended very nicely several of the latest & previous styles of de-cluttering & minimizing your belongings. It read quite easily & flowed in thought. They write as if talking to friends I picked up several ideas & quotes. I'm just starting What Alice Forgot.
Current Weather: we are in a January deep freeze with wind chill temperatures of -28 (c) - this type of cold can cause frost bite within 5 minutes of exposure. I think my St Fiacre statue (parton saint of gardeners) was shivering in the cold.
Currently Thinking: a lot & reading on how to set goals for myself, & for our little family in 2019. Trying to include my OLW into this.
I recently read someone's blog post about setting goals & it was like a shock going through me when I said aloud "ah ha, that's what is missing from my to do goal list" This person, who's blog is not one I have read before this post, & here's the sad part, I cannot remember who's blog it was on! This brilliant, yet ever so so simple idea was that she posted her list with a goal intention of why she was putting the item on her 2019 to do list. So right now I can only send out my thanks via The Universe to her for this brilliant, usable & simple idea. So I have now listed an intention with all of my nine goals for 2019 (I did try to come up with 19 goals but 9 are reasonable & doable).
Currently Putting Knowledge Into Action: Previously I would put on my goal list something like "use up scrapping stash" or "sort scrapping stash" with out stating (or maybe even really thinking about) the result I was looking for. No specifics, no time line, no steps needed to achieve the goal. Just some loose goal - use up stash ... So now my 2019 list has the goal with a stated end result intention I'm looking for, along with at least 3 steps to achieve.
I am definitely using my OLW of Focus on this goal, which ties in with my January Angel Thought of Surrender & Release. I'm releasing the old way of doing goals, I'm surrendering the fear of using that special paper in case one day I find a really special idea for using it. Now is that time for special paper use on current layouts.
What about you - how are you doing with your 2019 goals or resolutions? Settling in with your One Little Word?
"Every morning is a new beginning, a chance to try again, to start over."