by Erin

We are one-third of the way through the year already. Holy moly.

I feel good about my prospects for resolution completion (red is done, yellow is in-process).


Where I am headed:

1. Explore – Still thinking about that one.

2. Learn about someone ; be inspired by their story to act/do- I kind of want to read about Mark Twain, whose stories I finally got around to reading recently. Maybe some inspiration will come from there. Otherwise, I am  open to finding inspiration elsewhere.

3. Read  classics – The blog poll still says the next books are Candide and Walden. I assume that won’t change. After blasting through some newer novels recently, I might be ready for another classic. There has been talk about some sort of parallel reading of Walden. As I may be distracted these next few months, Candide might be first so I can be a better reading partner later, when I am out of my baby fog.

4. Try new recipes – I have all the equipment for cheese making, so that is coming up. May also marks the beginning of CSA season. With Kid suddenly discovering his aversion to veggies, I may try a “kid-friendly” veggie recipe theme. Or maybe it will be a “CSA survival” theme. I also want to make more use of our Crock pot, so perhaps there will be something there.

5. (Re)connect – These are coming more easily than expected. There are a lot of people who deserve connection but I don’t want to ruin any surprises. In addition, I am exploring the possibility of what it means to connect to oneself. Connecting to a stranger is also intriguing, but I don’t know what that looks like yet.

6. Get selfishly creative –  I don’t have enough ideas to get me through the rest of the year, but some that I have been kicking around are: taking a “pop-up” art class at a local art center, writing poetry, draw portraits of my kids, take on a sewing project, attempt a solo painting, revisit “photography” projects from earlier this year after learning more about photography and recreate some of the photos.  Of course, “to create” doesn’t have to be arts related. Any suggestions on alternate ideas of creation and accompanying activities are welcome in the comments.

So, how is everyone else doing?

One comment

  1. I’m late replying … what else is new? But, in answer to your questions about creating, you might consider some gardening/planting work, culturing some vegetables or making kefir/kombucha (or similar), and a vision board can be very creative on many levels. There’s also bookmaking and clothing restructuring/reconstructing. You are also creating every time you make a video of your family. And I think you can totally count Miles as a beautiful creation!

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