Friday, January 7, 2011

Ticking over into Twenty Eleven

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I haven't done a post about 2011 yet. You see, I'm not quite sure what the year holds for me.

2011 still finds me in survival mode with Smiley's sleep. And until he's sleeping better at night, I feel a bit like I'm living at limited capacity.
But I'm ok with that. I'm being kind to myself until this season is over.

There are a few things that I am continuing on with.
I wrote this post in August 2009 and it really was a defining time for me.

One of the decisions I talk about in the post was to learn to play guitar.

No this is not me. I just love all the pink and cool guitar.

I have always wanted to but never quite got there. I tend to put too much pressure and expectation on myself to be brilliant at things when actually, I just need to start and maybe I'll be brilliant one day after a whole lot of practise and hard work! I set myself a realistic time frame of 5 years too. Plenty of time left.

Since writing that post, I have learned 9 chords and I am loving it. I don't practise as much I as I would like but I'm pleased with my progress.
Music is in me and it feels so good to nurture that.

In 2011 I also want to continue putting time into this blog. I have loved the journey! And loved the people I have met.

At one point I was thinking of looking for work or going back to finish my degree, but neither of those options sits right with me at the moment. 

So for now, I am just "continuing on" into 2011.
Being the best mother and wife that I can be.
Trusting that if I live open to God, he will, as Joyce Meyer says, "come and get me" and show me where I need to be.

I want to live "careless in the care of God" this year.
(Matthew 6:27, The Message)
It's feeling good already.

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3 comments:

MultipleMum said...

Thanks heaps for your insight into the whole no-buying-new thing! I haven't made the commitment yet but am definitely leaning towards it. Might need a little shopping spree before I start! (does that defeat the purpose???)

I hope 2011 brings you much joy and happiness :)

tea said...

I really love your thoughts here. ♥

Going to go back and read your August 2009 post. :)

Kymmie said...

Oh, I'm hearing you. I'm still picking myself up from Christmas and all my work deadlines to actually think about new year's resolutions. It sits right with me this article. Plus the guitar? You go girl! I've decided with all our guitar instruments lying around the house, I'm going to learn the bass. So perhaps a duet by the end of this year??? xx

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