so how are 'ya?
me? i've been hanging out with my family, reading, listening to music...just generally relaxing a bit and taking some time to breathe. and it feels good.
i just finished up the first book in the "twilight" series. i loved it. couldn't put it down. have now moved on to the second book. anyone else read these? i haven't seen the movie yet. don't really know for sure if it could measure up to the book. anyone seen it?? thoughts? anyhoo....the books are great reads.
i've also been listening to a lot of new music. thanks to itunes. i am really lovin' my new ipod. it's pretty awesome. i can check my email and do anything on the web on that thing! so very cool. anyways, some new stuff i've been into lately....atmosphere, brother ali, the new Britney and Beyonce cd's....both are SO good. the twilight soundtrack is pretty stellar. and loving this new cd by ray lamontagne...every song on it is like a little treasure. such beautiful music.
give it a listen if you can!
i've been journaling a lot lately. in my absence from blogging, i started journaling in traditional form again. just a regular old composition book, a pen and my thoughts. i must say, i have really missed journaling in that form and plan to continue to make it a part of my daily life in 2009. that's one of my goals. i usually don't do the whole new years resolution thing. but this year....i have some things i want to do. to accomplish. and i have set goals. there are just so many things i want to do...and i want to hold myself accountable in 2009 for how i choose to live my life and what i do with my time. i am at a place in life where i feel a real sense of inner peace. strength. i feel hope. that this year everything is going to come together in my life. it already has in so many ways.
one of my goals for the year is to practice being grateful. to live with an awareness always of my blessings. this past year when everything in my life fell apart and i felt hopeless....when i thought i had nothing left...i had to look around and ask myself "what is good in my life?" i had to take stock in my blessings. no matter how few they might have been at the time. because i had to have something to hold on to. we all need that. and there is always something to be thankful for. no matter how hard life gets...there is always something.
so this year, i plan to look around every day and remind myself of my blessings. and be thankful for them. every day.
i have a running list of my goals in my journal. i plan to hold myself accountable this year. 2009 is going to be a really really good year. i know it.
do you have any goals for this year?
well i guess that's it this time around! hope that all is well in your world. i'll be posting art soon...so stay tuned!