These holidays really play havoc with my sense of time. I missed Thursday completely last week! So I'm going to let this 10 Minute Muse stand for this week and the coming week since it's all about making a plan to help us give attention to the things we want.
This week, find or make a pretty piece of paper (or use plain paper and some pretty inks). Spend a few minutes thinking of things that you really want to have in your life, things that will make you feel how you want to feel, things that will help you do the things you want to do, then start making a list of these things so you'll have an attractive, visual reminder of where you want to be going.
For me, what I want is to get comfortable with visual art--painting and drawing specifically--so that I can pick up a sketchbook or set up a canvas and put what I see in my head out into the world. I also want to be able to go for long walks and hikes in all the beautiful places that are so near to where I live but which right now I am not strong enough to visit. I want to spend more time using my camera both in my day-to-day life and out in those beautiful places I mentioned above. So my game plan involves classes to help me get comfortable with painting and drawing, a regular exercise routine to help me get strong and be able to go to the places I want to visit, and maybe some photography classes or just joining in on some photography challenges.
Above you'll see the beginnings of my list. Over the next few days I'll flesh it out more, add in specific things I want to do, classes to take, etc. to help me get where I'm going. My one rule is that each of the things I am putting on my list makes me feel excited and enthused. I'm not putting on anything that feels like "I have to do this."
Spend a little time making an "I get to" list for the coming year, then share it with us below. I'd love to see what you're all planning!
About 10 Minute Muse:
You can get the details on 10 Minute Muse here. There really are no rules. Just let the prompt settle into your mind, see what pops up, create something from what the prompt stirs in you. It doesn’t have to “make sense” to anyone, not even to you. If the prompt is about daffodils and it makes you think of polar bears, go with it! Have fun, relax, play.
Enjoy your creating, and when you’re done share it with us below or in the comments. (Note: the link tool will remain open until Monday 12 p.m. PST.)