Back on January 1st, I posted a piece which listed fifty things I wanted to do in 2012. I'm thinking this is a good week to take a look at that list and see how I am doing. I'm not going to enumerate every item and scold or congratulate myself on my progress in that arena. No, instead I am going to find and tell about three things I have been faithful to and three things I could refocus my energies on. Here goes.
#26. Order new walking shoes so I don't wreck my knees even more. Yup. Matter of fact, I think I did this one on January 2. All good as I want to keep that physical activity level going strong for as long as I live. I continue to engage in a hour or more of exercise daily and that is good for my body and my mind (as if you could separate them).
#28. Write, write, and write some more. Yes, I have been faithful to this one. I post on my blog at least two times a week (which is one more time a week than I was doing in 2011) and I am writing in other arenas more as well. I have decided to participate in the A to Z Challenge during April and that promises to encourage my writing habit even more. I like it.
#35. Say no when I want to say no. This is a confusing one for me. I chide myself constantly about what I should do or should not do. It's hard for me to say no when I might disappoint or anger someone else but, for better or worse, I am getting more comfortable with that.
#27. Take a good look again at a daily meditation habit. Hmmmmm - that would be a no. The desire is still there (made more visible when Noel posted this) but I have yet to shove other things aside in order to make the time for mediation. The year is still young?
#8. Embrace the trip to Alaska in June. Everything changes, right? That changed. We realized the major expense involved (even going on the cheap it was going to amount to $5,000 - $6,000 for two of us for two weeks) and decided that we could still have fun without flying somewhere and without paying a small fortune (or to us, not so small fortune). I'm okay with that.
In general, I would say there are more things on the list that I am NOT doing than that I am doing. Bummer. But it's only March and we are coming into my productive and energetic time of the year. Who knows? Perhaps when I check back with this list near the summer solstice I will be able to reverse the trend. Or not. :)