I’m months behind on posts.
I had intentions to post. I even had ideas about what I wanted to post.
But I left things unwritten.
It felt daunting.
I should have set myself a timer and wrote a damn post.
Should have just gotten it done.
I’m doing it this year.
My 30th year.
If something takes less than a minute, do it right then.
If something seems daunting, set a ten-minute timer and make as much progress as you can.
So here is ten minutes.
On INFORM (November 2018).
NARROW (2018 One-Word).
I started listening to Up First, the NPR podcast. I started it, because one of my yoga teachers mentioned in her Instagram story that it is part of her morning routine. I realized I had been slacking as a citizen, despite my service as a public servant. I wasn’t staying current (with good reason sometimes).
I set a goal to do a sun salutation every day. I didn’t succeed, but I did a lot more than I would have otherwise. I realized that I like sun salutations. That they can seem like a gratitude prayer.
I just strung together that the same yoga teacher mentioned that to me. Worth noting.
I took in information. Some of it just through observing myself. Noting a lot of what makes me not feel so good and when and why I don’t—be it physically, emotionally, or just authentically.
I picked up patterns. What happens. When I don’t exercise. When we don’t touch.
I learned a lot this year that I didn’t know I needed to learn.
Things were taken away. I realize I like less.
That I can still do without more.
I figured out what I don’t want to do with my life—another thing anyway.
I learned who I want by my side.
Who it is okay to let watch from the sidelines.
Here’s to 2019.
To RECORDing what happened.
Because we should write that shit down.