* Warning still a bit of off topic conversation
Where have the past two weeks gone? It feels like only yesterday I was sitting down to plan out my 2016 and here we are with nearly one month completed!
I may have failed my scheduling already. Eeeek. Lets hope that improves over the next eleven months.
Like many Australian’s, January for me usually goes in a blink of an eye with very little ever accomplished. With kids still on vacation and heatwave temperatures the days blur into one another as we jostle for prime position in front of the air-conditioning and empty the kitchen looking for any hidden nice treats that may have been left over from Christmas. You could easily have thought that gold had been discovered when the last chocolate Santa was discovered a few days ago. There is no need for cash bribes for the stakes are high in our household, we negotiate in chores.
Spending this past weekend away, I had the honour of celebrating two very special birthdays. Both mine and my husband’s Nana, the respective head of each family tree turned 92 and 90. Although they are frail and require nursing care they are both still determined ladies who haven’t lost the ability to laugh and enjoy life. Watch the pure bliss someone in their 90’s gets from a single piece of cake and you see that the simple things in life really are those which bring us the greatest happiness.
I feel truly blessed to be in my 40’s and still have these wonderful women as part of my life. Through their love, genuine interest and positive encouragement they continue to inspire us all to be the very best we can possibly be. I can only hope that my goals for 2016 will help me take one more step towards achieving that.
As promised last post, here is my personal, professional and Second Life Goals for 2016. I would love to hear in the comments below of any goals you may have set yourself and how you plan on achieving them so that come January 2017 we can celebrate the success together!
Have an amazing week,
Hugs, Pb x
My Second Life
– Simply enjoy every minute being logged in whilst also enjoying without guilt every minute spent away
– With a new mesh body its time to focus on clearing out that inventory. If it doesn’t fit the Maitreya mesh body and I don’t absolutely adore it, consider it a donation to the trash gods.
– When indulging in others creations and talents from around the grid, breathe new life into the Travel 52 Challenge and share these adventures on the blog.
– Strive to improve photography skills but also relax and accept not every photo needs to be a masterpiece. Instead focus on capturing the moment or telling the story visually.
– Be it in world or here on the blog, connect and engage with others through groups, random conversations and regular blog posts.
My Personal Life
– enjoy a piece of fruit every afternoon on the way home from school
– appreciate the goodness of home cooked meals by limiting take out/ dining out
– keep happy and carry the water bottle everywhere to keep hydrated.
– utilise school pick up obligation and get a kick from the cardiovascular love by achieving those “steps” walked challenges in the wait time. Loving my Fitbit band from Santa.
– find contentment and grounding in regular morning mediation
– encourage sound sleep by daily exercise routine and nightly relaxation schedules
– seize the planner paradise of less chaos and stress by scheduling and organising
– once a week revel in being creative by escaping into the craft room and getting messy
– feed creativity by select two pins from Pinterest each month and complete the project, make the recipe or case the idea.
– spend time showing appreciation for those around me, be it phone calls, emails, cards or little things here and there to show them they are in my thoughts.
– actively organise/schedule activities for enjoying time with those dearest to me
– let the heart feel good by participate in at least one random act of kindness each month
My Professional Life
– hit the books with commitment, dedication and interest
– be a smart time manager to achieve balance between work, rest and play
– develop the professional digital footprint
– seek opportunities and explore challenges
– continue to challenge pre-conceived views and ideals
– engage with philosophical debates, literature and media across the spectrum
– continue to question the boundaries within society and social context
– actively engage with politics and current affairs via political discourse and advocacy
* No credits listed as August 2015 photo used.
Next post coming up on a SECOND for Imagination
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What does it mean to be Australian in Second Life?