Hope everyone is having a great new year (2022). Do you set intentions every new year? If so, I would like to hear what type of intentions others are setting.
A few years back I was encouraged by a friend (who is also a blogger) check her out here to pick a word that will shape your year. The word that resonated this year was EXPLORE.
Although so far in 2022 I feel more like I am adapting then exploring. I am sure adapting will eventually go hand in hand with exploring as the year goes on.
I made some big life changes recently, sold my house, visited my daughter and grandchildren in the USA for a month(two years since last visit) and now back in the town I grew up in. I arrived with only my suitcase lol
I am not an idle person by nature so adapting to a slower pace of life has been the most challenging thing for me.
However, I will use this time to ensure selfcare, like daily walks, chatting with friends and family and scheduling a daily ”to-do” list.
What are some ways you adapt to a new environment and how do you ensure self care?
As 2017 comes to an end, I am sure we are all reflecting back on the year and also looking forward to all that 2018 will bring.
I want 2018 to be my year of transformation. Body, mind and soul. First and foremost I plan to take back my physical health, I hope the mind and spirit follow.
I know that lots of people decide to start exercising in January but I am planning more of a lifestyle change. YES, I had one of those AH-HA moments – I will be the Mother of the Bride in 2018 AND I now have three grandchildren under three that live close by and that I get to spend time with. I need energy and good health, to keep up with them.
I hate to admit it but to make my goals real I must admit it (please don’t judge) – I have a bit of an inclination to eat too many KitKat bars and drink glass bottles of Coca-Cola (it just tastes better). I’m an emotional eater and 2017 was a tough year.
So my first goal will be to kick those two habits, because they always seem to go hand and hand for me.
I have some other goals and challenges in mind and will post about those at another time. As one of my dearest friends and fellow bloggers likes to say “baby steps, start with baby steps”.
I’m looking forward to 2018 – its going to be A Wandaful Thing !!
May Craft Challenge – incorporate a picture frame into the challenge.
Just in case you are new and this is your first time visiting, here’s the scoop. For the Third Monday of every month, Amelia (my friend and fellow blogger) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join our challenge. (The links to our challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)
As soon as I saw the framed print at one of my favorite thrift stores, I knew I was going to buy it specifically for the frame (even before I knew that May’s craft challenge involved a picture frame).
This challenge cost me $1.00 – yes you read that right one whole dollar and the reason why is that I already had the rest of the supplies in my craft stash. Check out the price tag in the upper left hand corner of the before picture? Continue reading May Craft Challenge