As I write this, it was still January for a few more hours. I wrote a while, and then had to review and revise. I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions this year. Not a single one. This year, I do want to focus on improving, but not in the way of deciding to get up and do yoga before the kids get up, or vowing to read more, or pledging to write a certain number of words.
This year I want to be more me.
I want to embrace myself.
I’m reading a new book which I’ll link to at the end that is teaching me some interesting questions to ask myself. I’ve hit pause on the book for a few days so that I could be sick this week…okay, I didn’t plan the getting sick part. But I needed time to answer some of these questions slowly and painstakingly in my mind before I went on.
I can’t exactly remember what the questions were, and I was listening to the book on audio, but maybe you can extrapolate some helpful questions from my answers. Some of the answers aren’t necessarily to the author’s questions, but I’m working on knowing more about me.
I’m a starter: I’m not great at sustaining projects, or finishing them, but I love the new challenge of starting something. Very important things I do finish, like my degrees, my ibclc certification. I also finish things when there is outside pressure, like: gifts that I’m making for others…that they know about. Maybe that’s why I have 49 unfinished drafts on this blog.
I have many doubts, and I question constantly.
I love quiet, and beauty, and simplicity.
I like to cook.
I love to garden.
I get overwhelmed when I consume too much media. Not just overwhelmed, depressed. The air feels like it gets sucked from my lungs. I’ve been quite overstimulated with social media, television, and yes, my beloved podcasts lately….(note to self: please consume less media)
I don’t enjoy competition.
Friendship and companionship fills me up.
I’m a night person.
I wanted to be a mother from the moment I knew that wanting to be something existed.
I have so much more that I want to say on the subject of knowing ourselves, but that’s really all I have at this moment.
Here’s a link to the book I’m reading it’s called Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin.
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