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 day to work on something. It could be collecting references/inspiration, quick sketching or crocheting while watching videos/movies, filling a page with marks/doodles, challenging myself to make a beautiful mess, or even something as simple as prepping the stage/canvas/studio/workspace.
Physical Fitness. I go to Zumba 1-2x a week and personal training once a week. My mission is 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), hop on the treadmill after dinner to help make up for any shortfall, and stand up and pace whenever I’m on the phone. Doing chores to the Zumba station on Pandora gets me moving and takes away some of the drudge as well.
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 5/7/18)