I have quite a few things that I want to pursue this summer.
I want to refinish a dresser I've had since childhood and put it in our bedroom. I also have a pair of night stands that I want to refinish and put in our bedroom. I think I will start sanding the nightstands tonight.
This summer I would also like to teach myself to play the guitar, do a lot of geocaching, keep up with my garden, and read some of the many books I own. But I'll start with the nightstands. :)
Take 1 small step to pursue an interest.
How to do it
Identify something that you've wanted to learn about, but haven't had the chance to pursue. It can be anything at all: a new type of cooking, a volunteer opportunity, or a creative endeavor. Think of one small step you can take to move your effort forward - going online to do research or asking someone about it, for example - and then do it.
Why it matters
The things we'd like to achieve or learn often get delayed because tackling them as a whole seems too daunting. When you break goals down and begin by taking just one small step, you feel more positive and confident about perhaps trying another small step. That can encourage you to keep going.
I filled out my passport application and this week I am getting my picture taken so that I can get a new passport because I am planning a trip to Italy in August!
When I read this in the morning, I honestly felt kind of stumped about what interest I might want to pursue...but as the day unfolded, I found two things that manifested themselves...I have thought for a while that I want to get back to my creative pursuits. In the morning, my daughter asked me to cast on for a knitting project that she wanted to start and I remembered how much I love knitting...I knit a lot in graduate school -- much to the chagrin of my more feminist classmates...but I loved knitting because there were tangible products. So, I began a project so that my daughter and I can knit together. The other thing that I've been working on is incorporating more fun and enjoyment into my life -- the thing that I started with is asking my Facebook movie group what funny movies they would recommend...laugh-out-loud, funny movies...so I have a great list of movies to watch when I need a lift. Tonight, I went with my kids and some friends and their kids to a baseball game where there were fireworks afterward...It was amazing to watch my daughter pretend to orchestrate the fireworks and to hear my son/daughter say that they wished that it could last forever. Heavy sigh...indeed, let's try to make the excitement and fun last forever!
God bless our men/women in uniform on this Memorial Day!
The folk here at DC must be prescient; I just got "XHTML, HTML and CSS for Dummies" from my local library yesterday, because I've wanted to learn how to develop and build Web pages for a while, now. So, here I go!
“That’s what’s cool about working with computers. They don’t argue, they remember everything, and they don’t drink all your beer.” ~Paul Leary
“Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs, while the Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning.” ~Rich Cook
“The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.” ~ Bertrand Russell
And thanks to Erik C. for the encouragement...
I've been learning how to design websites one step at a time. I looked up building headers. So much to learn.
Hmmmm it took me a moment or two to think about what I wanted to pursue. Then I realized I've been thinking about doing this for a bit, but haven't really prioritized it - so now's the time! Carpe diem ;)
I would like to make a picture frame display for my jewellery. I googled it and quite a few people had some great ideas. My fav so far: http://www.elleandblair.com...
It will be fun to do!
A long day filled with sports. Up before dawn to see my hubby win a bronze. He's disappointed but I think they're in a good place to build on this for the Olympics. I told him that we learn more from the hard times than the easy ones!!! THEN, I was at my crossfit gym all day for our own club competition. It was a fantastic and challenging day for them - I didn't compete but was thoroughly inspired by everyone's efforts. And then I came home to find out Ryder Hesjedal won the Giro D'Italia today too! What an incredible day...
Which has left me exhausted. So I'm going to chill out with my book - have a great evening and a wonderful week ahead!
I love to read so I read a little bit every day. I also plan to finish 1000 books in my lifetime so it helps towards that as well.