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Let the month of growth begin…

Sunday, September 12th, 2010


Ok…I have been procrastinating. I get sidetracked easy.

On my to-do-list, I expressed my desire to do a few things every day for 30 days in attempts to start some feel-good habits. I want to journal, to meditate and to take a photo every day for 30 days straight. What better time than the present to start? Tomorrow! Yes! Tomorrow! Monday morning (September 13th).

I will find some way of sharing my progress with you. There must be some application, some widget that can help with this…it is simply a matter of finding it…


September 13 — DONE!
Todays photograph(s)

See if I have meditated, journaled and photographed something today…click below for more…


Forgive yourself

Friday, September 10th, 2010

forgive yourself, originally uploaded by june whitehorse.

On my to-do-list is to forgive someone. I don’t feel especially upset with anyone else. I try to forgive people quickly. Life is messy, I give people free passes more often than not. It may be a flaw but it is how I am. I don’t like grudges they are like knots within, tangled weeds preventing growth of love, happiness—all the good things. So, who to forgive? Maybe people I will never run across again?

I forgive that guy who cut me off and then called me a [expletive]. You were probably having a bad day or something. Maybe you were late for an important event or just received horrible news. Whatever your reason, I forgive you.

I forgive the many customer service representatives that aren’t friendly or helpful. Your job must be frustrating dealing with complaining, inarticulate people all day. No matter the cause of your flippancy, I forgive you.

I decided my own harshest judgments are saved for me. I am most unforgiving with myself… I am intolerant of my own misgivings, my shortcomings, my weaknesses. So, who better to forgive than myself?

Today, I forgive myself for being easily distracted. I forgive myself for being impatient because mostly I am just excited and eager. I forgive myself for being tired and for not finishing everything I start. I forgive myself for not posting every single day. I forgive myself for not exercising, cleaning, writing, reading… (insert a million more things) enough…

Today, I forgive me.

Home made Valentine #1 (Nice Journey)

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Today is the 2nd Tuesday of August and thus, I set out to make a home made valentine. I wanted to do something with Pippi Longstocking because who can motivate a girl like our favorite freckled-face-redhead-girl? I found a picture to color of her and I thumbed through Pippi’s Extraordinary Ordinary Day (by Astrid Lingren) and found the perfect quote. I combined the picture and the quote in psp. And here is the result,

I printed it full page and then wrote a letter around the picture to a friend I have not spoken to or written to at all in months and not reconnected with in years. So, I will mail this and hope it is received as happily as it was made. =) I also apologized for disappearing so often, for being easily distracted for long periods of time. (Making amends…1 down, 2 to go!)

There are always things to do…

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

There are always things to do…, originally uploaded by SuzEdge.

I want to do more, stretch my envelope. And so, I am going to make a list of a random 20 things to do. As I do them I will cross them off and tell you about them. When I finish them all I will make a new list of 20 new random things I want to focus on. A way to do more or to realize how much I do…

Some of these are thing I feel need to be completed, some are things I’ve wanted to do for awhile but haven’t gotten around to it, some are just things that would be fun…

1. Finish the quilt I started
2. Frame Cuban art
3. Forgive someone (Done here)
4. Make amends to (3) people (1, 2, and 3)
5. Leave a book at a café with a nice note explaining the parts I loved
6. Take a photo a day for a month
7. Catalog all my books in my nifty library catalog software (This may never be *finished* since I am always buying books!)
8. Change home insurance companies or sort out the one I have (Done!)
9. Give a present on some stranger’s wish list online
10. See ‘her’ dorm room after she decorates it (Done!)
11. Write 10 book reviews, really thorough, worth reading book reviews (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10) (Done!)
12. Visit 5 new cities in Western Washington (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
13. Get a power cord for my bird alarm clock (I keep forgetting!)  (Ordered Sept. 10th)
14. Meditate daily for a month
15. Journal daily for a month
16. See a new bird, one I haven’t seen before
17. Go video the puffins
18. Visit 5 local independent book stores (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) and 5 local libraries (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
19. Pay for a stranger’s food
20. Draw a picture (Finished 9/5 Cheshire cat)