Outside my window… it is dark and there is a chill in the air. January’s lethargy settles over everything as the world (and I) tries to stay awake.
I am thinking… about the future and how to build the one I want. I can see where I am aiming now but how I get from A to B is foggy.
I am thankful… to have some of our evenings and weekends back, now the work has finished on the house, to just spend some quiet time together.
In the kitchen… it is calm and clean and finally a space to enjoy being in. And my lovely husband is preparing this evening’s meal.
I am wearing… leggings and leotard under a longline cardigan and cosy socks, as I take a break between dance classes.
I am creating… draft two of my first novel (!), a blog post, a collection of poetry and short stories, bookstagram content, some snippets of creative writing and dances for our upcoming show.
I am going… to start taking vitamins to try and ward off the colds and various ailments I keep seeming to attract!
I am wondering… how to effectively build mindfulness into my day in a way that I will consistently stick to. I feel like mindfulness practice is something that I could benefit from hugely but I really seem to struggle to stick to any form of daily mindful practice.
I am reading… Muse Of Nightmares, Hollow City, The Wisdom Of Sally Red Shoes, Thinking Reading.
I am praying for… health, wellbeing and family.
I am hoping… for the courage, commitment and confidence I know it’s going to take to pursue my dreams.
I am looking forward to… the weekend.
I am learning… about effective copywriting and the processes through which we learn to read and acquire vocabulary.
Around the house… it is pleasantly orderly. We’re slowly clearing out the bits and pieces we no longer want around the house (watching Marie Kondo is having and effect on us…) and we’re enjoying taking pleasure in our home after a few months of madness.
I am pondering… the next steps in my career.
A favourite quote for today…
A life’s made of hope like a house is of bricks.
Matt Haig – The Truth Pixie
One of my favourite things… is to have a period of time when there is nothing I need to do. Time I can fill with reading or writing or watching something or listening to music or just simply taking time to be.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Start editing the novel
Draft some blog posts
Have dinner with my dad
Submit expression of interest and example work for a freelance opportunity
A peek into my day…
A brief pause between dance classes: