WOW! It’s November already! Where does the time go? Think, quick. We don’t have much time before it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving, then shopping for Christmas, and then goal-setting for the new year. Whew, I’m starting to feel overwhelmed already.
Speaking of goals, mine this year were not terribly specific and maybe that’s why I feel like I got more of it done. I didn’t get stressed over number, disappointed with lack of progress. I took a more relaxed approach: lose weight (I stayed the same), take at least 4 family trips (we did 3/4), write more (I started this blog, and wrote more than last year so that’s a start), learn something new (Learned how to start a blog, learned how to water color, and now learning to budget. . .really budget).
Today I came across this question, ” When was the last time you learned something new?” and it made me think of the thing’s I’ve learned this year.
Water color is the most fun and rewarding activity on the list. I didn’t go to a class, and I am definitely still learning. Instead I used youtube as a guide for what to by, techniques to learn, and ideas to try. I never knew how much peace the act of painting (or trying to) could bring to the mind. On my most stressful days, just one hour of water color painting calms me and makes things right. Maybe I should water color as I try to help my stepson with common core math.
Albert Einstein said (or at least the internet says he said), “When you stop learning, you start dying.” What’s something you learned this year? What do you hope to learn next? Please share, I’d love to hear about it.
Here are a few samples of my very beginner works–nothing to write home about, but I like them.