I was about to go to bed when I realized it’s been a very long time again since I last posted, and I decided it’d be a good thing to start off 2013 with some daily writing.
Some days, I don’t want to write. Some days, it’s easier to keep whatever is floating around in the back of my head right where it is, simmering and stewing without really paying any attention to it. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately.
it isn’t necessarily that I don’t want to think about whatever it is; I just don’t want to deal with it right then. Now, for example. I have so much to process and write about, and I really want to share some of it with other people, but it takes so much energy. I don’t know that I have it in me tonight.
I got a bonus week off of field though, and since I didn’t find out about it until today, I don’t have anything planned. That means that I’ve fewer excuses for avoiding my New Year’s Resolutions/To Do List.
Here we go:
- Regular exercise (I’m pretty sure that’s required for Resolution lists)
- Daily writing (for real this time)
- Get ordained (February 2, 2013! That’s one month from today. One. Month.)
- Keep a Gratitude Journal (Oh! I know! I’ll do that here. Then I’ll always have something to post about.)
Gratitude Journal, January 1, 2013
Love. I am grateful for love. Is it corny? Probably. Do I care? No. I receive so much of it, from so many directions, and I am often overwhelmed by it. So today I’m especially grateful for the love I receive from my parents, my siblings, my nieces, my extended family, my friends, my church community, and my boyfriend. I don’t know what I would do without you all.
I’m also grateful for honey-baked ham. Holy macarole, that stuff is amazing.
Also, Val and Sheetrock. Val is being particularly adorable at the moment, as she is stretched out on the other couch, with her head on my favorite blanket (which also happens to be her favorite blanket), her bone behind her head, and her stuffed fish toy half hanging out of her mouth since she fell asleep while chewing on it. Sheetrock curled up with me for an afternoon nap today and purred like I’d been out of town for a week (it was almost a week, but not quite).