The end of last year had a lot to be grateful for, including a visit from my in-laws and our first white Christmas in years! Oh, and my wonderful husband, who gave me an iPad mini (which, for the record, is much easier to compose blog posts on).
This year has had some bright spots already, including a visit to the dentist today, wherein the children were found to have no cavities. It’s not been perfect, of course — this is real life — but I’m trying to focus on the positive. Both The Happiness Project (by Gretchen Rubin — site here) and Barking Up The Wrong Tree talk about the necessity of focusing on the good to improve your happiness, so I’m working even more on that this year.
I’m also taking stock of my work and writing habits and looking at what makes me feel good, feel bad, or feel right. I anticipate some large changes over the next few months. I’m feeling like one writing site isn’t offering me much more than goal tracking any more, and I may decrease my commitment there. I’m also considering whether NaNoWriMo is still a good fit for me, although I have months left to make that decision.
I feel as though something in the way I’m working, the way I approach things, is holding me back. I teeter on the brink of a breakthrough, but I can’t quite see it. Mind you, this could be the lingering cold or cough syrup talking!
Anyway, I’m spending time reflecting, and feeling gratitude for my life in general.
What are you grateful for as Janus looks forward and backward in your life?