Wow! Already one week in to the Gratefulness Challenge! How time flies when you’re having fun blogging (never thought I’d say THAT). I just wanted to mention that I am not listing these items in any particular order. I am writing about things I am grateful for which specifically relate to the 24 hours before the post, so depending what I have been up to that day the things I am focused on vary. This week has been a lot of working from home and trying to check things off lists. Next week looks like it is going to involve more going out and doing the projects I have been preparing for. I don’t know about you, but I’m interested to see how that changes what I write about.
1. Changing Seasons: Ok so this one really isn’t that exciting. I’m not a big fan of winter. It’s fun for about a week or so and then there’s just a lot of slush and ice and cold. I’m not a big fan of cold either. Sure there are some things I love about winter, like staying cozy at home while drinking tea, going skating and making snow angles, but those aren’t part of my daily life.
Ok, here goes. I figured for day 1 of my 30 Day Gratefulness Challenge I’d make it easy on myself and knock some big hitters off the list. Leave the creativity for once I reach double digits.
1. Change: I know there are many people out there that may hate change, but I absolutely love it! Change is the reason that one moment you can be at the lowest of lows and the next, without any warning, you can be on top of the world. Now sure this also means that change could cause you to end up back at the bottom again without any warning, but it is certain to bounce you back up to the top sooner or later as long as you are open to it. Change is also the reason why yesterday I finished writing a post about how I wasn’t very busy and then opened my email a few hours later to a flood of opportunities being thrown my way. Looks like the next few months might not be as quiet as I had anticipated…
So I’m the kind of person that loves to be busy. When my calendar looks like a rainbow has spewed its beautiful colours across the pages I am a happy camper. Because the only thing that I love more than being busy is being organized. Checklists? Built in reminders? Due dates? Sign me up! January though, has not been quite as busy as I had hopped.
And here is what I realized: without a busy schedule my ability to organize becomes negligent to say the least. When there are huge gaps of time all over my week that 10am workout suddenly gets pushed to 1opm and then to the next day until suddenly it disappears. Now this would all be fine and dandy if I was the kind of person that felt complete laying on the couch all day, but the reality is I don’t.