"When you follow your bliss, doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else." -Joseph Campbell
Saturday, January 30
Review of my goals: January
1. Read (and record and reflect on the books i read)
I've actually done pretty well with this one thanks to the Book Lust Journal that i got for Christmas. I've always kept track of the books i've read, but i like that this encourages me to include the date i finished them and my thoughts on the book.
2. Read the Bible. That's right. The WHOLE thing.
So far i've made it to Genesis 22, which i've been stuck at for about a week because i haven't taken the time to read any further. I am going to make myself keep going, but i was thinking i could at least make it to Exodus or Leviticus before getting stuck...
3. Write letters.
I've been writing to my pen pal once a week, which has been great. I think my next step is going to be writing birthday cards to people. We'll see how that goes.
4. Spend ten minutes a day moving my body.
I managed to psych myself out with this one by buying the 30 Day Shred. Nothing against the 30 Day Shred because it works. When i did it, i was working really hard and it only took twenty minutes. But somewhere between buying it to try it and trying to fulfill this goal, i managed to substitute this goal with doing the twenty minutes of 30 Day Shred. And that did not work out well. So for now, i'm going back to my original goal of ten minutes a day in whatever way i feel like. And then i'll work my way up to doing the 30 Day Shred on a more regular basis.
5. Commit to following my bliss, meaning that i'm going to stop doing things because i feel like i should but because i want to.
Honestly, this one isn't, as we say in education, a measurable goal, but i have been doing the things i want to do. I feel like i've stopped worrying so much about things. Andrew and i have done some things that have been