"This is is the year of sweet 2016. Work hard on managing your choices in that direction."
A yogi friend of mine said this to me the other day and I love this idea of "managing your choices." Between working, being a mom, being a wife and all the other family, school, social, financial and home obligations we have, one can feel pulled in a million, little directions. I like the idea of having a decision making end goal, a mission statement if you will. Something to keep in mind every time another person or thing wants a piece of me. Will this make my life "sweeter."
Of course there are things we HAVE to do. Life isn't always a party, but there are also so many things I could edit out, or focus on differently. Setting my phone in the charger as soon as I walk in the door and focusing on my kids? Yes! Constantly checking my email and messages after work hours? No.
Simple but hard. A lot can get filed under that mantra and looking back at my last year's resolutions I still have very similar goals. Some I have made head way on (selling my art!) Others could use some work (Ahem...phone, phone, phone.) I have come to really enjoy the stripping away and refocusing January offers. Even in my surroundings. The white, starkness of winter remind me to take a cure form nature; strip clean and turn the focus internal.
Happy New Year to you all.
Oh and if you are looking for a new blog to follow, check out my friend Rodin Anderson. She has been blogging for quite some time now, but her site just got a fancy revamp and with both her boys in school now, she has found time for lots go great posts (unlike this wayward, infrequent blogger.) I really love her writing and her minimalist/bohemian (oxymoron I know) vibe. She just screams cool and is basically what I want to be when I got up (even though she is younger than me)...and she gave me this snazzy graphic shirt. Love it dressed up or down.