I loved this thought by Erin at Reading My Tea Leaves in her post “resolutions.”:
I know there are plenty of people who think that resolutions are silly. Or worse, burdensome. But I think that there’s so much hopefulness in the act of resolving to do just a few things better, or differently, or even at all.
A few little things that felt like small steps in the right direction yesterday:
- A walk with my niece-pup, even if it was too cold for more than 0.80 miles. I’m eager to get home from school during the daylight hours to squeeze in more little walks.
- Packing up our printer to get it ready for a new home. It is missing a piece, and we have not been able to print with it for about 8 months. The part is not expensive, but we have realized we don’t actually need a printer! I’m thinking we’ll probably list it for free on Craigslist with a mention of what part it needs.
- A free, month-long trial of Spotify Premium. For the last two years I have put “more music” on my resolution list, but I’ve failed to make it happen. I don’t particularly enjoy seeking out new music to listen to, but I get a lot out of listening to music, whether it is familiar or newly recommended to me. Fortunately, I have a friend who blogs about a number of things (mindfulness! photography! music!) and on Tuesdays she highlights new music. Ashely blogs at Meet Me in the Morning. Her blog is lovely, really.
- A little self-imposed challenge to see the cost-per-meal of the big pot of Taco Soup we made on Sunday night. We used all organic meat and veggies, and it calls for more meat than we typically cook with, so the initial bill rang in at a pricey $34 (including tortilla chips and avocado), but it will likely provide hot lunches for most of this cold week. There is a tally going on the fridge!
After a restful break and a conference on Monday, I’m looking forward to getting back in a routine with school today. Students will join me tomorrow– I can’t wait to meet this semester’s fresh crop!