These are my intentions for 2010. They seem both like a lot and not enough. Some of it’s plain common sense. Some is just living better. At any rate, I’m saying it here. This is what I have.
Let the fun begin!
- Heal my body. I’m still plagued by bouts of lower back pain, am starting to feel stiff in the knees. Want to be limber and energetic. Water, exercise, stretching. Would love to take yoga. More walks.
- Slow down. Be present to what I do. Don’t hurry. Take at least one retreat. Maybe two if Jim wants to do one. But one alone for sure.
- Early rise. Get my sunrise on.
- Take care of them. It’s OK to be a wife and mom. Love them to pieces.
- Take my girls abroad. Stop saying it, do it.
- Be present for their development. These are heavy times. Make them light.
- Get up and go. Movies, hikes, day trips. Be active together.
- Get serious about Angels & Demons. Finish Axis of Evil. Plan other works. It’s a long-term series. Go as far as I can.
- Have fun with the other stuff. Pendants, bracelets, what else? Experiment.
- Doodle a day. Easy stuff. Keep doing complex doodles but let doodle-a-day be a scribble, if that’s all I can get to.
- Writing Group. Keep it up. Three times a week. Other writing? Nurture the books percolating. Leap on opportunities that come.
- I have a number in my head. It’s not huge. It’s a start. (Or, rather, last fall was the start. This is the first lap.)
- Figure out what I want to do and where I want to be. New shows? Get into a gallery? New websites? Don’t rush it. Slow and steady wins the race. And just the right amount of pressure keeps it doable.
- Stay organized. Get taxes done early. Keep my space to where I can work every day. Lists. I loves them!
This post is the Intention portion of the exercise laid out in WRITING TOPIC — REFLECTION & INTENTION. Unlike resolutions, intentions are put out to the universe. (At least for me they are.) I log ’em in my noggin’. They have a way of coming to fruition. I can’t say exactly why it is that they work for me while resolutions don’t, but they do. I trust the process.