Today is my birthday. I spent some time today looking up freebies I could have gotten if I signed up for various clubs weeks or months ago, although there were a few things I can still get. The list made me sad I am working today as I could be drinking free Dutch Bro's and playing a free round of glow in the dark mini golf (I don't even like mini golf, but still). My car dealership service center game me a free car wash coupon, and that is the only way I wash my car, so thats nice.
It has been a while since I did a book of doing project, and there happens to be one just for birthdays, and that is something I do have time for today.
It is only February, and usually I take this time to review and revive all my resolutions on life support. This year however I am still feeling pretty good. I am not doing youtube yoga once a week, however I am still flossing daily. I haven't missed a week on here yet, and I have 3 posts in photos waiting for me to write them. Even though I am still happy with the way I'm using my time, and with the things I am adding (and trying to add) to my life this year, I took some time to make a short list as the book suggests.
Before we get to that, I want to take a moment for some birthday gratitude and reflection.
This year was my first year out of school. My first year married. There has been a lot of adjustment. A lot of decision making. I find my self so happy today. The kids I work with respect me, the sun was shining today, and I am able to buy the things I want (with the usual limitations). I am thankful for all the wonderful people in my life who continue to bless me, I am thankful I live in a safe place, and I am thankful I have grown to be who I am. There are paragraphs and paragraphs behind those simple sentences. But I'll keep it simple today.
Three (of the many) things I want to accomplish this year are:
~ open my Etsy shop
~ go on a trip (not to visit people, but to explore)
~ write more letters
Only one of those was stolen from my resolutions. I could make a list of at least ten things I want to accomplish this year, but here are three I am concerned wont make it. I have been wanting to do the Etsy thing for a while now, and I am mentally prepping my self for failure / gathering tips for success. I always make trips to visit people I love, but last year we didn't really make time and spend energy going to explore. Even a day or weekend trip will count, and I want to make it happen. The letters, I want to be at least one (or one batch) a month. With a focus on birthday and special event cards. February's batch is in the works, but one is already very late.
So those are my goals and reflections for today. Even if it isn't your birthday, what do you want to do this year? And how are you making it measurable, and getting it done?
I'm Sara. I live in Portland, Oregon. I have chickens. I love coffee AND tea, I make stained glass pendants in my basement, and I love adventures and new ways to live. I have an Etsy store as well.
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