It’s officially May, which means we are a quarter of the way through the year! I thought this might be a good time to revisit some of my goals for 2017. In some ways, I have impressed myself so far. I have managed to stay fairly organized and I have been taking pretty good care of myself. I have been (carefully) stepping out of my comfort zone and looking for opportunities to learn and grow and experience new things. Continue reading
It’s been just over two and a half months since I started posting here, and I realized that I’ve never really gone into detail about why I started blogging or what I’m hoping to get from it.I’ve made mention of the fact that I’m a little unsure of the direction I’d like to take my blog, but like I said in that post, that’s accurate for my life as well. If this is my art, life is imitating it and it’s imitating my life. But what am I really doing here?
As anyone who knows me well can tell you (or if you noticed around Valentine’s), I love any excuse to be festive. And the third festive event of the calendar year is, of course, St. Patrick’s Day! It also happens to be the birthday of one of my dear friends, so there has always been more than one reason to celebrate, and definitely a party to be had 😉
This year, however, I may not be able to get into a bar after work (what with the crowds and lines etc), so the festivities on my end are going to be quite low-key (perhaps a green nail polish and some gold eyeshadow). But I got to thinking about something other than green beer: “The Luck O’ the Irish.” Continue reading
Daylight savings time has once again graced us with an extra hour of sunshine (and an earlier wake-up time). The snow and the cold look to be letting up, and we could be on the homestretch towards spring!
As you all know by now, this year I’m really making an effort to pay attention to myself
and to take time for things that will help me to be the best that I can be. I’ve been itching to get out of the city for a few months, and today I finally took the opportunity to go to the mountains. Continue reading
The first of any month always gives me a bit of a boost; a renewed resolve to actually do something with my “blank slate.” Of course, when the calendar changes, be it for a new month or new year, nothing major or tangible actually changes. But I like the idea of something “on paper” to use for accountability and inspiration for getting things done and going after goals or dreams, new ventures and adventures.
I am a firm believer in the importance of giving back and sharing good fortune with others. My parents instilled this in me from a young age, and it’s something I’ve held on to. Whether it’s giving money, resources, secondhand clothes or appliances, or your time, it can be such a little thing that makes a huge difference in someone’s day or even life.
It is so easy to get so caught up in our own worlds that we forget to look around and see how others are doing. It’s also easy to find yourself at home on a day off longing to do absolutely nothing. I don’t blame anyone for the former, and you know I don’t think there is anything wrong with the latter. But when we get in ruts where the only approaches we’re taking to life are selfish and lazy, that becomes an issue.
It’s currently 1:10am on Monday morning. I had planned to get this post up early on Sunday afternoon, and then hoped I could get it up quickly after work. But the truth is, I’ve been avoiding it. To say that I’ve been avoiding the topic may not be entirely accurate, because this is the first chance I would have had to post about it. But I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to; I don’t have the answers and I’m not sure of what it means for my plans going forward.