Design/Arts/Crafts. One of my goals in 2018 is to get back to making art. The challenge is getting into a new routine. Perhaps I will designate an hour each morning to work on something—it could be collecting references/inspiration, quick sketches, filling a page with marks/doodles, challenging myself to make a beautiful mess, or even prepping the stage/canvas/studio/workspace followed by a trial run.
Physical Fitness. With winter upon us, the challenge has been to keep up with my workout routine.
I go to Zumba 1-2x a week and personal training once a week, but I’d really like to get back to yoga and kickboxing. I’ve made it a mission to hit my daily goal of 10,000 steps, but it’s tough when one makes a living sitting in front of the computer. Nevertheless, I’ve been challenging myself to move throughout the day, drink more water (and use the upstairs bathroom when I have to go), and hop on the treadmill after dinner to help make up for any shortfall. I’ve also found that doing chores to the Zumba station on Pandora takes away some of the drudge.
Yummies. Every now and then I dabble with making Korean dishes that my mom might make. The biggest challenge is determining precise measurements. I’m a Zen chef. I like to look at a recipe and then make it my own, or maybe not even cook with a recipe but put together ingredients that might go well together.
Although I am extremely camera-shy, you might catch me in some of my daughter’s dairy-free cooking videos. I’m usually the blurry blob in the background, the headless torso, or the close-up hand model handling or plating food.
Writing. Percolating in the recesses of my mind is my Great American Novel that will one day be a made into a movie. It would help if I got it down on the page first. 😉
I also have hundreds of blog topics waiting to be fleshed out and posted. Time to lock up the Censor (aka Writing Party-Pooper), set some hardcore deadlines, and enlist some friends to hold me accountable.
Reading. Fiction: regency romances, paranormal romances, and young adult (YA) novels. Non-fiction: self-improvement, heath/fitness, cookbooks, and education. Reading recommendations appreciated.
And?… Alas! Not enough hours in my day.
(Last updated 2/21/18)