Saturday February 19, 2011
Today I'm thankful for a long weekend that's coming up! Yes, Monday is Presidents day and I don't have to go to work!
So what is my plan for rebuilding my life, for making me whole again? It's not much of a plan. But I do know that it's going to include me eating right and exercising. :-) But other than that I'm reviewing my hobbies and likes and I"m going to focus on things that I like.
1. Photography. I've long said that I enjoy it and want to take it to another level. I've struggled of late because I've discovered that being depressed does not lend one to find the beauty in life....and thus I don't see much that I want to take pictures of. I'm going to try to work on that. Hopefully as spring and summer approaches that will get just a tad bit easier.
2. Piano. I've played since I was five years old. My mom has often over the years remarked (when I lived with them (that she could tell my stress levels, because I played more when I was stressed....it was my cathartic act). My piano is at the studio so not at my fingertips. But I do have a keyboard here at the house. And I recently pulled it out and it's all set up ready for me to play.
3. Crafts. Cross stitch, hooked rugs, quilts, crochet, you name it...I used to do it and I don't anymore. I need to pick things back up and dabble some more. I used to always say I wanted to be a renassaince woman and know how to do a little of everything. Well, I need to step back into that pathway.
4. Writing. I love to write. I enjoy seeing my words come alive and piece together a complex (or not) story. I have no outlet for my writing, but once I get myself back in the habit of writing, maybe I can look for a creative outlet for my writing.
That still leaves me short with the friend thing.....but well hopefully that will come in time.