I resolve to eat more chips and guacamole in 2018.
When are you visiting Chicago?
-------------------------------- We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home. - Australian Aboriginal proverb
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Those two shouldn't be hard, since I did very little of either this year. There's nowhere to go but up.
I'm trying to come up with a mid-life shift in attitude away from self-improvement and toward self-care. I enjoy playing the piano and I enjoy some exercise. What I really need to do is make more spaces in my days for things that are nurturing. Instead, I strike things off a to-do list and then I'm so burned out that I don't have the get-up-and-go to look for a new piece to play or to put on exercise clothes and hit the yoga mat, even though I know that I would enjoy those things more than an hour on the computer.
I've made some small inroads here. Let's see how 2018 goes.
Originally posted by jon-nyc: Sight reading practice.
Yes! Add play more music to my list. Our son is visiting, he has been taking voice and guitar lessons, and I told him to bring his music - we’ve been playing (uke, guitar, piano) and singing every day and it’s been really fun.
I like this attitude: self-improvement resolutions imply that something's wrong with you that you're supposed to fix. Self-cultivation is about doing more of the things that bring you joy. Let's do it!