My 2013 List:
Living More Intentionally! - all in all, this was pretty successful.
Seven things I intended to do to revise my life in 2013:
1. Get up 30 min. earlier
begin my day with quiet time for prayer & reading the Bible.FAIL. I will only do this if I have a good reason. I am more likely to stay up 30 min. later.
2. Follow Alkaline, Low Carb, Healthy Eating Plan
Eat this way at least 5 days per weekSUCCESS - All in all - this went pretty well. I need to cut my sugar intake more, but smaller portions and low carb is working for me.
3. Be Active 5 Days per Week -
At 30 minutes activity per day: Gym, Walk Outside, Yoga Videos, Exercise bikeFAIL - with a disclaimer. I have a knee injury that has put a kink in my exercise. Still, I could do more than I have. It's just SO BORING.
4. Resume Volunteering for Hospice
SUCCESS, but with unexpected results. I resumed volunteering with a new hospice provider. It was totally different than the way the former place worked. I was basically called spur of the moment to sit in a care facility with people who were either sleeping or agitated to the point of injuring themselves. I much prefer being assigned to a person, getting to know them, working a schedule for visits during my free-time. I was asked to resume Stephen Ministry, so I opted to do that in 2014 instead of Hospice.
5. Increase Income
a. Create & market jewelry line
b. Continue Garage Sales - to park in the garage
c. Increase Etsy ActivityLIMITED SUCCESS IN ALL - but there is still much room for improvement.
6. Improve photography skills
a. Create an indoor space
b. Schedule daylight time
c. Study and improve creativity
NOT SO MUCH - with a disclaimer. a. is a work in progress. b. was somewhat successful. c. worked well, until I lost the camera I had studied about, knew and loved. Of course, the same model was not available anymore - unless I wanted to pay twice what I originally paid for it. My new camera is not as good.
7. Mini Makeovers to update house:
a. Kitchen – paint & new accessories
b. Guest Room – paint, paint furniture, etc.
c. Main bath – paint, new linens, etc.
d. Recover Sofa
FINALLY - SUCCESS! - Kitchen was painted, though I am probably going to repaint it. Guest room was painted, and all I need to finish is to paint the chest of drawers and tweak the curtain. Main bath was painted and I bought some new white towels and wash cloths. I must say - I am not a fan. Even though I bleach them, they do not look clean enough. I wonder if our hard water has anything to do with it? Sofa was painted, which is fine for now.
For my blog, I've also got some ideas I'd like to put out there:
Word for the Day:
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.