I did it. I blogged every day in November, and I'm signing up to do it again in December to cement the habit. Simply looking at the world with a photographers and bloggers eye has brought me back to the community I lost a bit of when we moved across the country. Even though I haven't been as diligent as I would have liked to be about responding to comments, I have read and appreciated all of them. I had fun blogging every day last month even on the days when there were no words.
Looking ahead, daily posts in December should be easier. I have a handful of drafts nearly ready to post and ideas for a few more. Between those posts, and some regular features like sharing my weekly goals on Sunday and Ten on Tuesday, I'm over halfway through the month. Once I add some spinning and knitting project updates, some interesting recipes (turtles, anyone?), a cute cat picture or six, and snapshots from my business travels, I see a clear path to 31 posts in December. And perhaps a few in January, too.
Writing down some creative and household management goals has worked. I may not meet every goal I set, but I have made more forward progress in the past few weeks than I had in several previous months.
This month, I'm going to continue slowing down, taking care of myself, and focusing on doing something creative every day. Watching significantly less television has improved my outlook immensely. Blogging daily has, too. The theme for December's NaBloPoMo is JOY. I'll be looking for joy as I prepare for the holidays, close out 2014, and prepare for 2015.
This week I will
1. Write a blog post every day and take a photo for at least 4 of them.
2. Spin for at least 20 minutes every day: merino-silk when I'm home, Abby Batt while I'm away.
3. Take care of myself by practicing yoga or doing back PT exercises daily—ideally first thing in the morning. This is the one goal I fell down on last week, and I've paid for it with stiffness and pain over the past couple of days.
4. Decide to finish or frog the red cardigan. I finally blocked it on Saturday. It should be dry enough to try on tomorrow.