|These are Charles Rennie Mackintosh font & roses.|
Because when in doubt, use someone else's creation, I guess?
- Since I'm likely to be in this apartment for at least another year after my current lease runs out, I'm making it a living space I can feel comfortable in and happy to come home to
- More writing on my perennial friend, Sybil, who may never ever be finished but at least is my constant companion
- Building a new community, as best as I can, in Cincinnati (I honestly have no idea how humans make friends. I mostly just hang around people and try out a few topics of conversation until they either talk to me or run away. Is that what everyone does?)
- Tackling a massive knitting project with a hard deadline. I should be working on that right now
- Planning, with considerable enthusiasm, my next four crafty projects. Because creation begets creation
- 131 blog posts (out of 211 days of the year thus far), which is more than I've managed in some entire years.
- Embracing that some of my blog posts are bound to suck, and taking the duds as a learning experience to make all my writing better
- Finding ways to keep all the new information I'm learning at work in order (every time a coworker asks me for information, I pull up the spreadsheet where I keep said information, which inevitably elicits a "Wow, you are so organized!" from the coworker. To be clear: I am so very not)
- Reluctantly spending less energy on the time-sucking pits that I love (Twitter and Pinterest) and less time on the sucky pit that has become a habit (Facebook) to devote more of my time and energy to things that need that kind of attention if I'm going to get them done
I'm not sure I would count all these things as creation, any other year, but I'm counting them now as I go through my days looking for opportunities to create and attempting to see the everyday with fresh eyes.
What are you creating today? Alternatively: what's something you're trying this year, and how is it going?