I feel almost decadent today! I have spent the entire day doing "ME" stuff! I was scheduled to work yesterday, but calendars got mixed up and the family I nanny for didn't need me so I came home and did a lot errands and stuff around the house. It was nice because I hadn't planned it, so I really felt as if I had accomplished quite a bit at the end of the day.
Today though . . . it's been all about me! I have set up my recordkeeping for next year - income and expenses and articles/poems submitted tracker. I've been reading others' blogs, researching some 'techie' things I'll need to know when I start my column later in the month at Christian Women Take Root, and then I actually did it: I came out to my office/studio/writing space and cleaned up, organized and straightened up! Oh, my gosh, I dusted and rearranged and even managed to throw out a lot of old papers and outdated stuff I haven't really needed in a long time.
I am far from where I would like to be in terms of organizing my office, but it was a good start and feels like a workable space again. I have my 2009 goals and Scripture focus printed off and posted over my computer and my new calendar (Christmas gift) posted, my new copy holder (also Christmas gift) ready to go.
OK, I admit it, just to have a place to actually put the copy holder required about 30 minutes of de-junking and sorting piles of notebooks, books, papers, etc.! But wow! I feel really good!
Oh, over at Christian Women Take Root we were asked about our resolutions for the new year and what theme or scripture we would be focusing on. This is a (really small copy) of how mine turned out. Basically I have 4 "action goals": Pray More, Write More, Be gentler with myself, Spend more time with God. (These are in the blue sections). The blocks that correspond to each goal give one or two concrete steps to accomplish the goal.
My scripture focus is John 16:33. I am using the Amplified Bible, because it really spells things out in no uncertain terms -- and I like that:-)
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] [John 16:33 Amplified Bible]