Yesterday was a day I wanted to devote solely to creative pursuits. Sunday seems like such a good day for that; generally a slower day anyway, and doing something fun that gets my creative juices flowing is a great way to prepare for the week ahead. Since organizing my space is a must for me, I created a new space in a bedroom under a south-facing window. I hauled an incredibly heavy table from the garage and set it up. I located all of my various tubs of craft supplies, paints, glue guns, drafting supplies, on and on. For once, I did not go out and buy a single thing before I got started using it. I painted my coffee canisters, repaired small broken items, and laid out some ideas for decorating my Adventure Box – (sounds even better than activity box, I think). It was so focused and relaxing at the same time.
Resolution: Spend Sunday on creative projects and laying out future projects
Monday however, is my administrative day. It seems at the end of the day when I think about what is coming up, on Sunday I always come up with things that I have to do on a weekday, such as calling businesses for appointments and such. Before I went to sleep I made a list of calls, five, to get me started this morning. I am so excited, this week’s calendar is busier with planned events, a class on WordPress tomorrow, Wednesday a presentation on a trip to Ireland, and Saturday a Celtic dinner dance to round out the focus on St. Patrick’s day. I am especially excited about the WordPress class as I look at other blogs and am inspired to do more.
My first personal Commandment for my Happiness Project:
Do not let others define you – be you from the inside out
Nature note: Snow last night, maybe a 1/4″ but fully covered everything, so from looking like spring yesterday, this morning it is a winter wonderland again. It will get above freezing later, then back to early spring, which in Montana is a bit more like “sprinter” a little of each, the forecast for the rest of the week is just about the same. Being fully present in the moment, with concrete daily goals, makes this transitional season something to celebrate rather than tolerate. Spring forward!
I love the word adventure box. it makes you want to open it up and see whats inside the second you say it!!! I am also loving your first personal commandment. Hope you have an amazing week with all you have planned!!
Thanks so much for all the kind words! I will try to post a picture of the “Adventure Box” after I have it decorated- funny how just changing the name of something inspires a different vision. I hope your week is a successful one as well…this Happiness Project is a lot of work – good thing we get smiles in return 🙂