It’s evening. I’m in my sofa, eating blueberries from a beautiful blue bowl I bought on the handmade market I was on a couple of weeks ago. I’ve tried to write a blog post for a couple of weeks and it looks like it’s finally going to happen. Welcome in a new edition of Sunday Scribbles.
I just realised that this is my first post of the year, instead of the last one, like I thought it was going to be. Let me start by wishing you a happy new year! Hopefully you had a blast on New Year’s Eve, ate a bit too much on New Year’s Day and are ready to kick 2017’s ass. I know I did/am.
December really tired me out. I spent a lot of time with family and with my physical therapist. I participated in a handmade market, for which I needed to make a set of Christmas cards. Trying different styles, spending ages doubting my abilities and then quickly trying to finish them every night after work was extremely tiring. I’m still recuperating a bit, but this exercise helped me remember I actually really like making things, creating designs,… So yes, next year I really want to start working for myself (side-hustle wise). Trying to figure out what my next steps are is overwhelming though.
I didn’t spent much time on the Radical Self Love course I bought, although I feel like working on my self-esteem is key to actually really getting to my goals. Constantly feeling like I’m not good enough, I’m not ready or I’m falling short is getting old. Mark this as one of my New Year’s resolutions.
I did spent time on a different e-mail course: the Meststoffen voor je Blog (translating as “Fertilising your blog”) course by Kathleen. To be honest, I didn’t think I would learn much new about blogging during this course. And although there were no big surprises in the course, the way the information was presented (with lots of small to do’s and tasks) really made me think about this blog and my goals. I still have to go through a couple of lessons (again), but I think my blogging goals for 2017 will be a bit different from the ones from 2016.
Things that made me happy
- having a Christmas tree in the house, which smells so nice
- finally doing something about my weight and my knee problems. It’s going slow, but I think I can already see some progress
- spending a lot of evenings tired, but relaxed in the sofa
- making lists for 2017
- putting gifts together
Work in progress
I really really really want to put out a video before the 24th of January. I might not even edit it, because lowering the ridiculously high standards I have in my head to basically zero might be the only way I’ll ever put anything out on video.
I have a nice DIY way to show off air plants in the making, I only need to make some nice pictures of the finished products, but with all the weekends full of festivities and the days being too dark so quickly I haven’t been able to finish it. Frustrating!
I’d also love to do one (or maybe two) blog posts about caring for houseplants and air plants.
Thing I enjoyed
- my newfound love for blueberries. They’re so pricey and probably awful for my carbon food print, but they’re so delicious and perfect for late night snacking
- Watching Arrival. Not your traditional science fiction movie and I really liked it. It’s one of my favourites from the last couple of years, a bit like District 9.
- Watching the Harry Potter movies again and feeling all snug because of all the perfect Christmases in those movies
- buying new brush pens
That’s it for this Sunday Scribbles. How have you been? Do you have new year’s resolutions?
(ps: All image are from Unsplash)