Droid Friday ~ Breathing Room

Nearly a week of 2013 is behind us and I suppose I should throw my hat in with all the rest of the resolution makers. I’m not one for making resolutions because as sure as it’s said or written down, I’m sure to flail. Guaranteed three or four months down the line I will have forgotten about this post and all hope as wishes along with it.

But I do have hope for myself occasionally, and there are somethings I would like to think that I could  work on this year, to make it better, more memorable for the good as opposed to the not so fabulous.

Last year was tough, not all bad, but definitely tough. I think my patience, strength and resilience were tested on many levels…I’m not sure I passed those tests.

Living in a multi-generational household is…hard. If I had one hope it would be to conjure more patience…we’ll see how that one goes…

I want to explore more personal photographic work. And I just want to create more art in general…

Maybe even get some of those lovely pinned projects off my Pinterest boards. I had started a series of Pinterest Purge posts awhile back and I think I’m going to start those up again.

I need more organization in my life. That scattered feeling has got to go. A friend told me the other day she knew I had a lot going on, but from the outside I seem to have it all together…I’m glad it looks like that :-)

I think if I could stream line all the papers and piles of stuff, I’d fair better. I’m contemplating purging, I read about a 40 bags in 40 days project. I think I may jump on that bandwagon and see if I can clear the air.

This year I want to have more fun…

…have more family time…

Last year we managed a family camping trip, which you can read about here, here and here. And we manged to do a few things on our Summer Bucket List. But I want to do more, just the three of us. I know we have at least one trip out to St. Louis for a friends wedding on the agenda. I’ll have to get crackin’ on the next Bucket List and see what kind of mischief we can get into this year.

I need to find more breathing room, find things that help me cope and remain calm. Things to help me clear the mental cobwebs.

I find the act of sipping tea and vegging in the afternoons helps, maybe read a line or two from a book…okay, I don’t remember the last time I read a whole book, maybe I can work on that…

Getting out with my camera, any of them, is always refreshing. Gardening has always been therapeutic for me…at least until it gets too stinkin’ hot and buggy to go outside!

Our little one has requested a garden this year, I think it’s a good idea and she’s old enough to help. So I’m going to give it my best go and hope we have a decent harvest.

Of course working on the relationships of those closest to me is a must…

More patience, more fun and finding more breathing room – those are my wishes for the year.

Here’s to opening doors and clearing cobwebs…

;-) Anna-Leigh

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2 Responses to Droid Friday ~ Breathing Room

  1. love how you cataloged the year and the future with photos….so awesome mama.

    You definitely need a good book to read! Can’t end my day without one.

  2. Connie says:

    I pray that all your dreams and wishes come true this year!

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