Well, 2015 is in full swing and things around here are finally getting back into a sort of rhythm… of the somewhat random variety. We’ve been hermits for a couple of months while trying to get hubs back to full health, and although that is an ongoing journey we’re not going to give in to the negativity that keeps trying to weigh us down. We’ll continue to keep a positive attitude that healing will come. I put on my getting-down-to-business boots and mean to kick it in the butt if necessary; negativity breeds worry and fear, so they have no place in this house! Most of my schtuff came to a screeching halt after his accident so it’s strange trying to find my feet in a schedule that has been completely upended… Tomorrow is my first work-related outing in quite a bit and I’m looking forward to getting out and getting the year moving along. It should prove an interesting day since the Prez is making a state visit and will be in two of the exact areas I need to visit around the time I’ll be traveling there. Hmm. Having a couple of alternate routes will probably serve me well since I have NO idea what type of traffic control is planned to protect the motorcade. That being said, it will be an even further jolt out of this weird schedule complacency if I can’t take my usual route… so I’m gonna choose to see it as an opportunity for adventure!
After being away from the blog for so long I’ve also been weighing the pros and cons of taking a different route here. It was inevitable, I suppose, given the propensity to create resolutions in December and January. I’ve decided that ultimately the format will likely stay the same, at least for now. There are too many Pinterest projects to try my hand at and share on “Try It Out Tuesday”, so that will definitely remain in the mix. I also enjoy starting conversations with people about ME/CFS and the trials and challenges of dealing with that, so whenever it’s comfortable revealing that raw and vulnerable side I will visit those topics and share. Photography is also something that won’t be going anywhere… since that’s what I do. haha! The question for the new year is: How can I stick to the plan of writing each week, sharing what’s going on here to possibly inspire someone else, and be transparent and authentic about the struggle of life without abandoning the mission five or six months down the road? Not sure. Like any plan made at the start of a year, there’s always the possibility that those goals will drop off as the weeks go by… Guess the best thing at this point is silence my doubts, give it my best, stay motivated and healthy, and keep the “To-Do” list in a prominent place so I have a visual reminder to make time to share the journey!
What are your plans for the year? Do you have big dreams? Perhaps a bottomless Goodreads list of books like me? I’ve finished my first book of the year, but I don’t know if I’ll finish the other 49 I’ve promised myself. Do you have a craft project sitting in a box somewhere that hasn’t been touched in a month (or longer) because you lost the motivation or heart? Yep. Ask hubby and he’ll tell you I have quite a few unfinished art projects waiting for me to complete. Business plans? New recipes to try? Yes and yes! My list is all over the place for 2015, it would seem… But that’s part of the beauty of it all! There’s no purpose served by trying to set a limit to dreams. Dreams should be big … and usually a little scary. When something looks frightening it’s easy to put it off or give it up entirely – I get it! When you do, however, it’s an injustice to your growth and potential. Be fearless this year! Go out and climb the proverbial mountain you’ve been meaning to climb. Find something that will renew your passions and let it motivate you to achieve something amazing. Maybe even something that scares ya a bit…
There is a seemingly endless supply of quotes about overcoming fear and many of them are inspirational and true. I’m going to leave you with a couple of my favorites for you to think about as we move into the middle of the month. There’s still plenty of time to get your 2015 ‘To-Do’ list ready, so my challenge to you (and for me!) is this: Be fearless and make this year amazing!
Be fearless and brave in the new year!!