Happy Monday! I’m feeling incredibly out of sorts as I try to master my new 2009 daily schedule which will allow me time to meet a lot of my resolutions. I’m trying not to be hard on myself for messing a few days early on as it’s hard to remember the new changes when I’m used to the old way of life. For example: Daily Showers. I mean, how am I supposed to remember that when I’m used to going a whole week without one?
I mentioned last week that I want to do more to stimulate my the right side of my brain. Be more creative. More artsy. More inspired. This goal was born over this past year as I’ve opened my Google Reader to more than just parenting sites. Many of those parents, like me, have more interests than their children’s potty habits or daily menus. So, like them, I’m going to try to do more for the other sides of me.
One of the blogs I discovered in 2008 that has done the most in awakening the creative soul in me, is Hey! It’s Sierra. Her photography and her words always make me feel so excited about art. And for a left-brained geek like me? That’s an accomplishment. She has inspired me to do the 52 Blessings project this year. All you do is post a photo of something you’re grateful for once a week. Easy, right? And also a way to motivate me to photograph things other than my children.
Hmm. That makes it sound like I may not be grateful for my children. Which – after last night of hourly wake-up calls from the baby and a short span of sleeping in the twin bed with the 3-year old – might not be that far off base.
Either way – that’s one of the things I’m going to be thinking about this week. I hope you’ll join me!