I took my dog for a walk in the woods today, down my favourite road to the little creek that I enjoy. Walking is a great time for thinking, so I thought and I thought. I also tried to look around and enjoy the beauty surrounding me. I have not been well for a couple of weeks, just fighting a cold, nothing serious. There are a lot of people sick with colds and flu this time of year and I think that we women, have been running ourselves ragged, getting run down and then, yep, have weakened immune systems so we get sick. At least I’m sure that’s what I did. And so for 2012, I am making some promises to myself to change a few things.
I am going to try to ease up on a few things as I have had a lot on the go between work and home and other activities. I am going to choose which committees to be involved in and put the reigns on some other activities that I’m involved in. It’s hard though, cuz there’s so much to do in this life and so little time!
I am going to take more time for me. I have spent the last five years living in guilt and trying to make up for what I felt had to be made up for to everyone around me. So I’m going to work on my guilt which might mean that I do more things that I want to do and enjoy to do, no matter what other people think. Wow, how’s that for a resolution?
I want more whimsy in my life. That is a cool word and I might have to research it to find out if I have any whimsy already and how much whimsy one should have. Can one have too much whimsy? I like to think of myself as being whimsical at times.
Yesterday I painted a picture of some flowers with water colours that I found in the closet. I cannot paint but some day would love to take a lesson. It was fun just to sit and pretend. I will share it with you, but don’t laugh. Just try it yourself. I admire and enjoy art. A fellow blogger that I follow, David Francis Barker, is a real painter and please check out his stuff here. I also love the poetry of C.L. Sostarich. Her poems have lots of whimsy. You can check her out here.
Let me know of any whimsical things you have enjoyed.