Half Way Point

I can’t believe January is half over!  I had to start out this post by working on a post over at 750words.com.  It’s a great way to brain dump, establish priorities, and get some thoughts down on “paper.”  Here are a few things I noticed about the month so far.

1. I put a lot of time, effort, thought, and struggle into work during the 9 working days so far this month.  I did a lot of complaining, but most of it wasn’t without pretty good reason.  The takeaway however, was that I came up with a solution to fix the majority of the problems I was experiencing.  I’m thankful, humbled, and encouraged by the change in direction.

2. I forgot how much I enjoy music.  I have a pretty great collection available to me, and I don’t really have an excuse for not having it playing more often.  I’m going to work on this during the rest of this month.

3. I need to come up with a better way of keeping my thoughts, to-do lists, ideas, and life stuff organized and accessible.  I have Evernote, and I really love it, but I’m not doing a very good job of getting things into it on a daily basis.  I think part of the problem is that I love hand writing lists.  I love to scribble down “reminders” on pieces of paper, but they quickly become “non-reminders” because I never give myself enough information to actually remember what I was trying to remember.  I also typically lose the paper and find it after its lost its relevance.  This is a problem I must find a solution for before the end of the month.

4. I have a new appreciation for living in the moment.  This is part of living with abundance, but it also has a lot to do with not thinking ahead or doing too much planning.  It’s pretty easy for me to make connections and look ahead, but I’m working really hard not to do that in my personal life right now.  I’m happy exactly where I am right now and there is no need for me to jump too far into the future.

5. Scrapbooking makes me really happy.  I already knew that, but getting started with Yesterday & Today over at Big Picture Classes has started to make a big difference.  I’m embracing imperfection and I’m telling my stories.  This is really important to me and it’s really fueling me personally.


Yesterday and Today Title Page

Tall Paper Whites with Flowers

Paper White flowers are tiny and smell sweet

One response to “Half Way Point

  1. Jessica Maningas

    I love the pictures!!!!! I remember when you had the little blond bowl cut! The one of you and Grandma brought some tears to my eyes… she was so, so sick. So unfair. We lost her too soon. The one of you and your mom (in which, she looks gorgeous) and then you and Grandma is on our old, hideous couch! The ugliest, most uncomfortable couch in the entire world. I don’t know why it was ever purchased. There are so many “First Day of School” pictures of me and my sister that were totally ruined because we are sitting on this couch on our way out to the bus. Yuck!

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