I can’t believe Monday and Tuesday have both come and gone already! We’re nearing moving day and it seems like every day as I’m checking things off of the to do list, more pop up or hours disappear on tasks that I thought would only take minutes.
5 more days…
I’m still making time for some crocheting even if I haven’t posted in a couple of days. It’s been cold and dreary, so in order to cheer myself up I’m making a variety of spring things for my new stitch markers! I’m tired of the grey, so I’m going to focus on these cute, bright reminders that warmth is on the way. They’re a nice small project I can sit and complete while I’m getting things done around the house. I’m averaging one a day, so I only have two so far. I really dig them! Hopefully as my pace picks up and more items drop off the move list, I’ll be able to complete a couple a day.
I’ve made a few stitch markers in the past, but I haven’t been entirely satisfied with them and it’s usually because of whatever it was I made to hang. I do love the lobster claws as opposed to the open hooks though. They attach easily with one hand, don’t fall off, don’t get caught on my yarn while I’m working… really efficient. I’ll keep y’all posted as I make more. I’d like to complete a set of 10. I think that’s a manageable goal for me right now.
I also think that’s where my focus is this week. Making manageable goals to not let my creative habits slide to make room for my obligations.
I’m determined to be productive and celebrate my creativity!
I can totally get all of the things done… you just wait.
- 1. a group of people appointed for a specific function, typically consisting of members of a larger group.
“the housing committee”
synonyms: board, council, brain trust
“she appointed a committee to look into the busing issue”
I lovingly think of my group of close friends as the “itty bitty positivity committee”. When I am around them I can’t help but to feel happier than I had been in the minutes before seeing them. They are encouraging, bright, clever, and kind and I couldn’t be more blessed. It’s taken me a LONG time to develop these positive friendships. I’ve let go of a lot of relationships that either stifled growth through efforts to control or were so rooted in mutual unhappiness that all that was created was more unhappiness. It is never an easy decision to let go (and for me it usually comes after years of ups and downs), but I’ve come to learn that it’s up to me to guard my happiness. I can always do better and with that in mind I am making it a point to focus on my happiness and create positive habits. The more I find blessings in each day (even if they are very small), the more it becomes a habit.
It’s so easy to talk about what’s going wrong. Talking about what’s going right can often feel like bragging or make us nervous that if we acknowledge the good things it’ll hurt more when they disappear. I don’t know about y’all, but I’m tired of being afraid of judgment and loss!
So here’s the deal. I want to be strong enough to enjoy my blessings as they come. Each week I have to make a list of things I’m grateful for that happened the previous week and find positive affirmations for the coming week to focus on. Each day I work towards my happiness whether it’s 30 minutes of running, crocheting a new project, cooking a new recipe, or training my dog and I’ll tell y’all all about it (cause let’s face it, the accountability helps).