As I start writing this post, it is pitched black outside, a nice 4:30 a.m. No, I do not have to get up at this time, and no, I am not an insomniac. So why am I up when I could be in a nice warm bed, you might ask? For two reasons: one, my body was telling me it was time to get up (this is usually signaled by my stomach growling) and two, even if I wanted to, I just wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep.
Last night I hit a record: I went to sleep at around 9:30 p.m. Even for me that is early, but it was simply an exhausting day, not only physically and mentally but also a bit emotionally (in a ‘frustrated’ kind of way and not a ‘balling my eyes out’ kind of way).
So what do I do when I can’t sleep or those times when I wake up so early, that it’s too early to do anything else?
Writing is what gets whatever is on my mind, off my mind. Today and for the last 8 or 9 days, that has been: New Year’s Resolutions and goals.
As 2013 came to an end, I decided to make some resolutions for 2014. I thought through some, but after listening to a podcast (my favorite: Quilting for the Rest of Us) and reading various other blog posts on the topic, I realized that this year it was going to be a lot more complicated.
This year, not only am I a quilter and homemaker, (two new roles for me), but I am a more self-confident and creative, quilter and homemaker. I don’t know about you but I think these characteristics can be potentially hazardous (for want of a better word) when you are trying to achieve your goals or resolutions.
As a person who is both creative and self-confident, I can suddenly have a whole page full of resolutions or goals; wanting to resolve all the issues in my life at one time and naively thinking I can actually do it.
Of course when 2014 actually rolled around, I started to think about it more seriously, I decided that there was a lot more to it; and this is where, I had to cut my first post!
For more, please click here to continue to Part 2.
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