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Well, my hope last year of becoming more consistent with my journaling really took a nose-dive. It has been almost two months since I posted something. To be honest, it even crossed my mind a few times and I didn't do anything about it. I do better when I keep my laptop out and easily accessible instead of put away.

My holidays were not great and I spent most of my time in a funk.

I have decided that my 2017 is going to be better than 2016. That shouldn't be hard since I have no more close relatives to lose. :/

I wrote something on Facebook the other day that I would like to share here. I will not call it Resolutions, per se, though my husband pointed out that is what they are even if I do not call them that. He can kiss off, though... I wrote them because they are things I want to focus on changing in myself. The timing of the statement is irrelevant.

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My 2017 Changes
Monday, January 2, 2017

Well, I have to say that 2016 was a tumultuous year for me and for many folks.
Time to turn our gaze forward and work to make our future more of what we want it to be.

MY CHANGES FOR 2017:

1. I will be on Facebook only a couple times a day, not all day. I am leaving my phone on the charger and going about my day as needed. I have specific things that demand my time every day of the week. Facebook is not one of them. For anyone attempting to reach me, you can still message, text, or call me. I am just not going to be attached to my phone anymore.

2. I am establishing a Sewing/Craft Project-of-the-Month. The PotM will change on the 1st of each month and I will post it as a Journal entry which I will then share to my Facebook wall. Updates through the month with progress pictures, thoughts, changes, etc., to the project during that month will be in comment form under that one post.

3. I am devoting myself to being a better and more attentive student. I started last year with that goal for myself and then my world imploded with the death of my little brother. I am past that now and am starting anew.

4. I am devoting myself to one faith. Due to the amazing generosity of a friend, I have been expanding my thoughts, processes, and even my spirituality into all sorts of different areas to see what sings to me, what breaks my mind open. In the end, it is still the Northern Gods and Heathenry that speak to me.

I plan on checking in with this plan periodically through the year, to touch base with myself regarding my goals.

I wish myself and all of us luck during 2017! : )

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I woke this morning with passionate ideas about things I wanted to do, notebooks I want to start, a plan of attack for a Meditation Journal, a Dream Journal, a Shifting Journal, a Journeying Journal, a Magick Workings Ideas/Journal... and all those plans slowly faded away when I realized that my evening was already planned for me.

We had invited a young couple that we know over for dinner and I needed to come up with a plan for what to cook. I decided on White Chicken Chili and cornbread because I had 90% of the ingredients and I haven't made that in ages. The chili recipe seems easy but there are many steps to it and the longer you let the ingredients simmer together the better it tastes. And then I had to do the cornbread from scratch, too. So... I basically spent my entire afternoon inn the kitchen. We had a totally yummy dinner but my inspiration for new directions of my passions had to be put on hold.

Then after dinner our friends didn't leave until after 8pm and by that time hubby and I just wanted to relax and unwind.

My ideas for notebooks is still there... it is just faded in the stark light of life and commitments.

Here is hoping that my creativity will come rushing forth tomorrow morning.

Oh. And tomorrow I turn 51 years old. Yeah. You heard me.
Not sure what I will do tomorrow... I want to fill the gas tank and take off.
Somehow I do not think that will be happening.

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