We had huge storm today and it (along with being the first day back at work) has truly blown away any notion that the holidays are still with us.
Goodbye chocolates for breakfast, afternoon naps and turkey sandwiches. Hello to waking before the sun does, laying out your next days clothes the night before and a hustley-bustley office.
It’s all OK though. I’m excited – there’s a whole new year stretched out in front of me; all shiny and new and untrodden. I find Christmas a difficult time to engage my brain in anything more than studying TV listings and working out the best way to crack a brazil nut (not possible without power-tools), but now I have the rhythm of a working week back in my life I am finally ready to begin plotting and planning.
Now I am ready now to properly fill out Susannah’s FREE Unravelling workbook (go and have a look – it’s a fabulous resource for planning your year ahead from someone who really knows their stuff). I mentioned before that my word was STRIVE, but I need to start padding this out with specifics. I’ve sharpened all my pencils, I have cracked open a new notebook. Let’s do this!
Time management is one of the things I will be investigating as part of my plan – when you work full-time as well as inhabiting your own creative universe you have a number of time-related challenges to overcome. It can (and WILL) be done though. I’ll let you know if I discover any good tips as I know I’m not the only one in this boat (and do let me know in the comments if you have any advice to share).
All these photos – I took them yesterday. Before the storm. It was so calm and bright and… tranquil.
This is the beach near my house so I get to visit it a lot. I get to see how it changes through the year and right now I am loving the skeletons of the plantlife that inhabits the salty, shingley shore.
Whilst these dead weeds may be beautiful memories of the past, I think it’s the now and the future where the true beauty is.
Here’s to the future!