January is nearly over can you believe that? I had a few goals in January. One of them was to stop drinking soda for 30 days. I did it! Tomorrow is day 30 and I completed my goal. I can say this because I know I will not blow it tomorrow. I kind of don’t even miss it. I wrote down this goal and also wrote down a reward for accomplishing this goal. You know that record player I have talked about getting for years? And yes my dear kind friend Lisa gifted me the most beautiful old, old record player but I can’t play Simon and Garfunkel on the Victor. I received payment for an article I wrote and some of that money will go towards the new record player…which will be delivered to my work tomorrow if it’s on schedule. That’s called having faith in myself.
I was more mindful of being mindful. I ate breakfast every morning and I fit in some intentional walks this month. These are just some of my January goals. Abbie and I took our mother daughter photo in January. I finished a couple books. One of them called “29 Gifts” in which I began practicing 7 days ago.
Now for February. I’m not a planner. I’m late for birthday’s and I forget things kind of often and I dig in my feet when it comes to making schedules. However, that being said, how about turning over a new leaf. Or at least giving it a really good try. I sat this weekend and looked ahead for February, so much so I thought I was already in February. There was a satisfying feeling about it. I know a few friends with birthday’s this month…They may just get their cards on time this year. I even know when the next full moon is.
I have some February goals too. I decided to practice just two yoga poses I’m hoping daily but I won’t beat myself up over that either, if I do it just three times a week it will be more than what I was doing. The two poses I will practice will be downward facing dog and cobra. I can’t at this time do downward facing dog flat footed. I’m so excited to see if by practicing more often this month if I will improve on my flexibility and my feet will be able to go flat.
Tomorrow I’m staring a study on the Song of Songs. Just two weeks of daily reading on this romantic book. Then a few days before Lent begins I will be reading along in a Lent study with “She Reads Truth” This will last until Easter. I have not decided what to give up for Lent.
I also met a new friend who was kind enough and brave enough to send me a message when she read my blog recently. She has invited me into her book club. It’s my style too because it’s a nice simple book that my kids actually read in elementary school called “Tuck Everlasting” We will read a chapter a night, the chapters are like 2 and half pages. So DOABLE. I love DOBALE. And it’s not crazy fancy over my head kind of reading. I wonder if she knows I collect children’s books?
I will continue my crane folding obsession because it calms me down. I love finding things that calm my spirit down. I have really also wanted to try cross stitch. Maybe in March. It also seems to be a calming practice.
If you have any goals for February tell me about it. I would love to hear from you.