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2015 Resolution Recap

2015 Recap

My year’s flown by, how about yours?  2015 brought lots of changes, and I’m choosing to look at the less than great changes as…opportunities.  Other changes are just true opportunities, some fell in my lap, some of them I created for myself.

Now, let’s see how I did with my resolutions for this year.

2015 New Year’s Resolutions

1. Run a 5K. (I planned to do this last year, but didn’t quite make it…circumstances.) Didn’t happen, but I still have hope!

2. Spend 10 minutes a day training/playing with my dog. (I really want to teach him how to shut the door. I have faith!) Bwahaha…didn’t even come close. Well, the playing happened.  Definitely not the training.

3. Take 30 minutes a day to read…something. Anything. I miss reading! There was a lot of success here, not every day, but a lot of them.

4. Clean my house 15 minutes a day. Who wants to spend their days off cleaning? A little every day should prevent the worst of that. Right? Well, see…I really hate cleaning.  I’m still working on this one.

5. Write every day. No. Seriously. Write every day. 20 minutes minimum. I miss my blog. I miss my stories. I’m fixing this too. (Yes, this was on my list last year. No it didn’t work the way I’d planned. I’m giving it another go.) Epic fail…I mean E.P.I.C. I haven’t given up the ghost though.

6. Practice gratitude. Every. Single. Day. It is easy to get bogged down in the darkness of the world. There are lights all over the place. Pockets of joy and hope, but I forget to look at them. The Golden List is being reinstated. Starting January 1st, every morning I’ll make a list of the things I’m grateful for. This, I did pretty well with.

7. Join the local food co-op. Eating more veggies and cooking more were last year’s resolution. This year that continues, but with the added bonus of supporting local business and trying new things. I gave this one up before the end of January.  I’d still like to do it, but it isn’t a resolution.

8. Make more music. I don’t know. Join the church choir, play the ukulele, play the guitar, the piano. Something. I miss music. It makes me happy. I have a ukulele, and a guitar…I didn’t play them much.  I did get my guitar fixed this year though, so now I CAN plan it.  It’s a start.

9. Make good art. Stories, music, paintings. Just…make good art. (Yes, I have listened to the Neil Gaiman graduation speech. If you haven’t, you should. Or pick up the book.) Rousing success!  I even started a graphic design program.

10. Cherish and enjoy my family and friends. From video games to quiet dinners. Whatever it is. Make sure they know I love them. This is a never ending resolution. I’m not bad at this, (I don’t think) but we can all be better at ensuring the ones we love know they’re loved. I like to think I did pretty well with this one, but they are the only ones who can tell the truth on this one.

‘Til next time,

Jessica

 

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Ah, December 1st

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

Today, my friends, promises to be a good day.  I awoke to a world covered in frost, hopefully killing all those allergy inducing plants, a work schedule telling me I have until 10:30am before work calls, and my Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar.  In the weeks since I received it for my birthday, it’s sat on my table calling my name, but I’ve managed to resist its siren call until the appointed day.  Today is that day.  December 1st.

IMG_2514No, I am not between the ages of six and fourteen.  However, my enthusiasm is undimmed. This morning, I eagerly cleared a place on my book case, released the top of the box to create a backdrop for my new Lego creations, opened that door and built…something.

IMG_2515I don’t know what it is, actually.  A speeder?  Maybe?  I have no idea.  If you have a thought, let me know, because on this one, I’m clueless. (Try and restrain your hilarity there folks.)  It doesn’t matter that I don’t know what it is, it was still fun.

What?  Will you be treated to daily pictures of the Lego creations?  Well, who would I be to deprive you of such joy.  Of course I will!

‘Til next time,

Jessica

P.S. The more I look at this thing,  the less I know what it is, except it flies…right?