I’ve started so many new projects this month that I haven’t had time to actually sit down and write about them. I’m doing another 365 self portrait project, technically my 5th, though it’s my 4th shared online. I’m doing a different theme every week to give it structure and it’s definitely keeping me inspired.
I got another sketch a day journal for Christmas. I filled my last one from my 27th birthday to my 28th and it was a lot of fun. This year I’m coloring my sketches as well.
Another Christmas gift that has unexpectedly changed my life is this dry erase calendar that attaches to the fridge. I have planned a menu every week this month (is it more impressive to say this year? I’ve planned a menu every week this year!) as well as outlined my daily housework tasks. I keep it fairly general, I focus on a single room every day, with Fridays open for whatever problem areas I might have noticed over the week. I don’t let myself worry about anything but the task at hand and I feel so much calmer.
I could also be feeling calmer because I started the DoYouYoga 30 Day Yoga Challenge on the 11th. I finished day 19 today and I can’t imagine starting my day without yoga anymore. I’ll have to find something else to do once the challenge ends! I would like to get back into regular pilates as well, because that always made me happy, but I injured myself last Autumn and felt like I needed something less aerobic to ease myself into a regular fitness routine.