Day two of the new year. A test. I have this feeling already I am slipping. It doesn't take long. That is why it is important to practice "mindfulness". You know, "Keep you eyes on the prize." All that stuff that sounds trite or cliche, but has that underlying truth. You must stay aware. You have to make choices. You have to say no to those things that don't support you, that make you better, and move you close to your goal.
Yet I feel good about today. I did my Morning Pages (something I have practiced on and off for about two and half years from my Artist Way workshops). I cleaned out the pantry in my quest commitment to clean out and organize a drawer or cabinet a day. (Day four of that resolve). I helped a friend move an iron fence. I worked on the church newsletter like I do every Wednesday. And I went to dinner with a friend for a lovely visit. And now I am writing a blog, 2nd day in a row.
Not really bad.
Okay, there is still time to save the year. I have a list. I will actually pull it out and look at it.
And begin again in the morning. As they say, every day is a new beginning and now is all we have anyway.