Cherry talked about “focus,” a word my husband and I discussed last weekend as our enthusiasm for finding blessings in life has us frequently spreading ourselves too thin which kind of misses the point, doesn’t it? We are working on a concrete list of things on which to focus during 2008, both together and individually.
My craft room has a lot of stash stocked for gifts, home, and charitable efforts projects that will carry me through the year—how scary is that? Inspired by everyone else’s creativity, new projects are constantly added. To control this, I’m using Joni's organizational tool to manage those ideas I want to try later.
I am limiting my activities this year to give me the time needed to achieve my goals. In addition to my stockpiled projects, the following are my creative commitments thus far in 2008:
My focus will be on home, heart, mind, body, and spirit this year. That sounds vague but I do have specific things to accomplish in each area.
Little sets of coasters (4 per set) I made last year for a Special Olympics fund raiser
Amy at Ibby Bee is our swap creator. Since coaster sets are on my to-do list anyway, this will help me focus on not only my swap offering but the gift sets I need to make.
Megan at The Scent of Water created this idea. I love the whole concept as taking and subsequently sharing a beautiful photograph is an act of using all of your senses.
I’m pretty bad about finding time to just relax—I’m on the go about 20 hours a day, 7 days a week until I end up sick or something; so this “focusing” endeavor is proving a blessing already. It’s a relief to have a plan; now I just have to “work” the plan.
Hugs to all of you—have a fantastic and very blessed weekend!