Yesterday was my birthday. Birthdays have always been like mini New Years day for me. Many people set New Years Resolutions on January first…but I have always found my birthday to be a more impactful day for that type of thinking.
Maybe it is because its a more personal day. Maybe its because my age keeps me anchored to my years here on earth…or maybe it is just the sugar rush:)
For whatever reason I have always found birthdays to be a time of reflection that has led to change.
Does it make you curious? What changes am I contemplating? I’ll share a few.
- How can I help more people face to face?
- How can I help more people in the next year than ever before?
- How can I help more people through writing?
- How much travel do I want to do?
- How will I express my art?
As usual, I find myself writing these as bullet points but wishing each one of them was a full on page of details. That has been one of my ‘clues’ that I want to write more. I find myself repeating, “I could write a book about_______.”
So maybe I need to write a book.
And I wonder, if I wrote multiple books, if I could help more people. But then I realize that I want to have more contact with people. I like the energy that happens when a group of people who have the same passion get together. But how much will I want to travel? Is it realistic to have people travel to me? Or should I travel to them?
…and art. I am drying up without expressing my art. Sometimes my art is writing. Sometimes my art is riding. Sometimes my art is gardening. Sometimes my art is speaking. But any way that I look at it, my art has suffered during this last transition period of my life.
This last year has been about ‘good bones.’ I find myself saying about our property ‘it has good bones.’ Which is how I am keeping my sanity. Attempting to keep my sanity anyway, during the building process. Great projects always start with ‘good bones’, solid foundations, great plans.
But I need more. I need to move past the foundation to the final product. The art. The polish. The frosting.
Happy New Year to Me:)