Are you surviving the Polar Vortex in Canada and the US? It’s quite awful. My poor pup does not want to go outside for even a second. We had a snow day in the middle of high school exams, so my week has been turned upside down and suddenly I find myself at the end of January!
How are you doing so far in 2019? January is weird with the kids having exams in after the break. I’ve not settled into my usual writing groove yet. I like the idea that January is a free trial month like at the gym. I like to set some loose goals and then review how things feel at the end of the month.
I spent a few moments reviewing my vision board. It’s not a board per se but a bunch of magazine tear pages in the back of the Filofax where I organize my projects.
The photos are meant to evoke the feeling I want to have (apparently I want to feel like I have long hair and live in Paris or California.) Since my watchword this year is Intentional, I make sure that what I focus on brings me closer to my vision.
I also review my non-work To Do list. I’ve already managed to strike some items off the list like following up with doctors, exploring a new exercise program, and printing out two years worth of photos (before I got my contact/reading glasses combination working, I reserved all screen time for writing so I have quite a backlog.) I’ve also been Kondo-izing everything. I feel very prepared to drop back in the regular work groove next week.
We’ve started planning a kitchen renovation. Wow. That’s a lot of work. One forgets. This is not my forever kitchen so it need not be perfect, but I still want it to be beautiful and let in a lot more light. I’ve been Pinteresting like mad.
I’m thinking something like this, that works with our existing footprint and appliances:
I’m also staying the course on Project Natural Hair. Vogue’s Sarah Harris is my spirit animal on this one. I adore her style.
How is your 2019 stacking up? Was January a good month? If not, February is a perfect time for a do-over (remember Groundhog Day?)