Dec 18 2018
I resolved to journal every day, like my favourite literary character at the time, Abby Hayes. I did this, and it satisfied my New Year’s Resolution needs for life.
Over the years I’ve grown to understand my passion for writing, and how it fits into my life.
My 11-year old self was onto something. I enjoy the act of writing. Nothing feels more luxurious to me than dedicating time to writing (preferably over a cup of coffee in a cute coffeeshop).
Sitting down to write every day is the most lovely feeling. It is far lovelier than finishing a writing project.
In the past I’ve set arbitrary goals around writing. What really sticks is aiming to give myself more time to write.
When I give up on a goal, it’s often because I didn’t care to complete it in the first place.
I do all the right things when I set goals: I make them specific and achievable, and all the letters that spell SMART.
The most important factor, however, is its dreaminess – do I dream about it? Am I excited about completing this goal? Or am I working towards something just to feel like I have direction?
On top of everything else going on at this time of year, why add extra pressure to map out the entirety of the next one?
In the long run, figuring out what you want, enjoying the process, is more valuable than proving to yourself that you can finish an arbitrary project.
If you have a dream – big or small – that you are 100% certain about, by all means follow it. If, like most of us, you aren’t sure what you want, instead of committing a random thing, commit to exploring.
Next week, I’m running my masterclass on this very topic. In Heroine Training 101, I’ll teach you how to take pressure off yourself, and enjoy life by treating it as a series of mini adventures. Learn how to explore, play, and add a bit of magic to your daily life. RSVP for Heroine Training 101 here (it’s free!).
You can’t fake a big dream.
If you’re not passionate about any specific goal, don’t pick something random.
Instead, commit to exploring and mini adventuring.
For a while, I wanted some artful way to celebrate the many places that I’ve lived. I waited patiently for the right idea to arrive. I needed something practical and stylish. A framed postcard or print didn’t seem quite right. At the same time, I was admiring the new Edinburgh mugs that had popped up […]
My Starbucks Mug Collection: How I Honour My Homes
Dec 11 2018
1 👗 Play dress up.Pick a character you admire and use their wardrobe as inspiration when you get dressed for the day. 2 🏝 Turn chores into Survivor challenges. Xandra filling up her humidifier bucket! Time to pick it up! 3 🛒 Invent a game on a shopping trip.Steve and I survived Black Friday by playing ‘What’s the most […]
7 Ways to Add Play to Your Day
Dec 25 2018