The year is winding up, Santa is nearly here and the people of Earth are taking their holiday stances as excited, indifferent or grinch.
I haven’t done much about Christmas this year, haven’t even found the energy to put up the tree. I’m far more excited about January approaching than the day of feasts and presents on this particular cycle through the months.
I feel like I am very much ready for a new year. I am finally settled in my new home. I don’t have to move in the next twelve months, a sense of security that I have not had in years. I can set up my things and make home comfortable enough that I can focus on other things.
Plenty of other things! I have big plans for 2012.
I am going to:
Sounds pretty reasonable, yes?
On the weekend, I got a birthday present, even though it wasn’t my birthday and I was at a party for somebody whose birthday it actually was. Yay! My present is this freaking adorable diary for next year. Thanks, Bob!
It has STICKERS!
And LITTLE FACES to record one’s mood!
I am going to use it to organise the productive side of my life, set myself deadlines and note how my CRPS is doing and how well I am coping. It is a very enlightening thing to keep a record of what I have actually done to combat my pain and then compare this to how much pain I am perceiving. Makes it a lot harder to sit around when perhaps moving or stretching would be a more beneficial use of time.
Which is really what I should do now; these muggy mornings are more painful than the clear ones.
What are you planning for the year ahead, Audy? And will you use a pretty diary to help you achieve it?
Love & Patterned Pages,