This challenge is drawing to a close. Tomorrow will be Epiphany and life will return to normal…whatever that is.
I’ve spent most of today feeling quite sad and invisible but nobody really noticed. I felt like screaming out “LOOK AT ME! TALK TO ME!” but that would have just been weird and a bridge too far.
Anyway, I’m trying to focus on the positives even when it’s a struggle to do so. So how about a little gaze into the year ahead?
I had decided that I would not do New Years Resolutions this year but that was as far as that thought went. Taking a leaf out of the Book of Nomes, I have set some challenges instead.
My challenges for the year…
- Reconnect with reading – This year is the National Year of Reading and as a librarian I really should give this my support. As a child I was an avid reader but since I became a librarian I hardly touch books at all except to shelve them.
- Craft a card per week – Some card crafting challenges require participants to make a card each day. Given my commitments, that’s a little excessive but I think I can manage one a week.
- Blog more frequently – Analysis of the past few years has shown me that I require a blogging challenge to motivate me. I mostly just blog during June and the Twelve Days of Christmas. I was glad that I instigated the Blog12DaysXmas challenge (with the encouragement of Jenelle) back in 2010 and that spurred me to set the Lent2011 blog challenge but that, for me at least, was a dismal failure. I’m not sure what I’ll be able to sustain but I’d like to aim for at least one post a month…one that’s worth reading.
- Everyday – Last year’s Daily Image 2011 photo challenge was so enjoyable and surprisingly enlightening that I want to continue…but with a difference. I purchased the Everyday app and I will use it to create a time lapse video of my year.
I have a few other things in my mind but that’s enough to keep me occupied.