End of 2015

It’s almost 2016! I know I’ve said this before, but I like the start of a new year. So arbitrary, but symbolic and meaningful to me. Like a clean, washed face, ready to go.

I haven’t been writing here because – while I’d made it a task in Todoist – it was, in my mind, an optional task. Something I could do if I had the time / had the inclination / had the inspiration / at the end of the day. There’s no point listing a task if it feels optional like that. So, I gotta think of this as more important. Must-do. Priority.

I’ve borrowed The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up from the library and I’m reading that, and my brother gave me the latest Gretchen Rubin book, Better Than Before, so I’ll read that next. What a good self-help start to the new year. (I’m only rolling my eyes at myself a little bit.)

Usually I think about resolutions and what I’d like to change in my life, but I feel pretty content with my lot. I’m not stressed, I do gentle exercise, I eat okay, I sleep okay, I’m studying Interaction Design on Coursera, which might take about 8 months and is a pretty good side project for keeping my brain going, and I have a lot of love in my family and life. There’s nothing I’m hankering to change, no habits I’m needing to build. I’m going to prioritise my blog, because I like it, but that’s nothing major. And I have a new kid coming in April, which will be a massive project… !

Christmas was lovely. We spent some time with my family, including a delightful croissants-and-iced-coffee breakfast on Christmas day, and some time with James’s family, including hanging out with their tame, abandoned lamb.

Here is Kit and Lenny the lamb:

 

meeting of minds

A photo posted by @jamesgorman on

 

 

James has a week off work. Tomorrow we might go to the pool. It’s the simple things.

Well, this was a quick update to help me get back into the habit of writing here. Having too long a break from writing makes it so hard to begin again!

I’m still thinking about resolutions and if there’s anything in particular that I’d like to do in 2016. I suspect I might get a couple of ideas from the books I’m reading.

Zzzzzzz. Sleep time now.

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