Thursday, January 21, 2016

January Resolutions

It's 2016!

When thinking about a new year, I take my time.  Or sometimes, I let inspiration wash over me when it comes, which can sometimes be in late December.  I guess my point is that I have a flexible time table when thinking about self improvement or inspiration to have a better year.  Sometimes I try to set a goal and sometimes I set a theme.

For example, one year I found a quote that I really liked and kept it as a mantra to help me refocus.  It was my self declared year of peace.  It really was empowering and challenged me to let go of the little things or better prioritize my concerns while dealing with them in a more positive light.

Other times, it may have been a little more concrete, such as trying to write a certain number of posts each month.  This was helpful when it felt to me that my blog had lost its focus or when I almost felt like I had run out of things to say, or at least IF related.  It gave me permission to acknowledge (again) that my life was more than.  Instead of waiting for an IF related post, the posts began to evolve into sometimes what goes on after IF, that life carries forward with other things to celebrate or observe or take notice.  However, IF does continue to pop up from time to time, but it is different.  I am different.  I guess it kind of shows how IF may always be part of who you are, but the focus can shift.

So while in the past I have been trying to be mindful of trying to post regularly, I think I am going to try to do so more in the moment.  I will sometimes go back and write backdated posts because historically, I want to capture the general time frame of when I had those thoughts, experiences or ah-ha moments.  But, then I lose time in trying to keep up with other blogs that I enjoy more fully.  While I will read in real-time or with binge reading, I do try to keep current in my reading.  It may not show in my commenting, but I try.

So, I guess this year I should find a good quote about time.


  1. I would love it if you shared your quote about time when you find it! I am struggling with time as well...I feel like I have a zillion spinning plates and not enough time to attend to them all. I love your posts on all topics, and enjoy your perspective. And I always appreciate your thoughts when you comment! :) I hope 2016 is a beautiful year for you, and I so look forward to hearing all about it.

    1. Thanks, Jess! I appreciate reading your comments, as well. I also enjoy your blog. :)

      I may have to hit up Pintrest for inspiration!