I woke up this morning bright and early. Scratch that...it wasn't bright...it was pitch black. Man I hate that. Getting out of bed is sooooo hard in the winter, never mind the day after the long holiday break. So here I am...the peeps are all out of the house. The routine is in motion and I'm collecting my thoughts. Geesh the house feels quiet. Feeling a little blue:/
I should feel excited. I've been waiting for January. January is the month I'm going to make changes. Turn my life upside down;) Instead I feel a little shell shocked. I have so many goals. So many things I want to accomplish it's freaking me out.
I do have my word though. I always get a word for the year and ironically enough this year the word is...BEGIN. Last year it was rest, this year begin;) You know how there are things you want to do, and you just kinda shove them aside until the time is right?? I've been doing that for a long time. And you know what? The time is never right. In order to get to completion you have to start...to begin and that's where I'm at. Today I will begin to straighten my studio, so tomorrow I might have a clear thought and some inspiration when I sit in there. See there's a plan. There's a beginning and the key is to just do it. The rest will fall into place.
I've also begun something really exciting. I'm fasting. Yep another reason I feel a little shell shocked. My church is doing a Daniel Fast. It's a veggie, fruit and whole grain partial fast. Water only. No meat. No dairy. No caffeine. No fun...nah just kidding. Yesterday was my first day and let me tell you I struggled. I had absolutely NO energy! NONE!!! But I did it and I feel it lines right up with my January. I wanted to set it apart. Seek the Lord...begin a new thing and it's shaping up to be just what I didn't know I needed.
Here was day one. Breakfast was oatmeal with natural peanut butter and a banana. Snack was a grapefruit. Lunch was a veggie burger, baked lentil chips and salsa. Dinner was homemade veggie soup, rice crackers and natural applesauce. All in all it was tasty. The caffeine and sugar withdrawal is the issue. I think by day three the energy should return and the headache will be gone. Looking forward to day three. If you have any questions click here for more information.
Be a blessing.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
934. a new year...a clean slate
935. claritin...seems to be helping my little chick
936. basement projects coming together
937. that i have a free day to organize my studio
938. sunshine pouring into my office right now