Calendar Diary

With the start of the year and everyone goal setting, myself included, I remembered something.

Usually as the year goes on and I get to, say June or even before then, and I’m doing none of the things I set out to do. Somehow, I would end up in the same slump and old habits I wanted to change from the previous year .

I know everything can’t always go the way I plan it, and that’s okay because God has ultimate control, but there are the things I can control. If there is an obstacle I have the choice to give up right there and then or stay strong and keep pushing ahead. I have to decided to stick through it all and finish what I started. That’s always been a problem for me, finishing what I start.

Well, as always I got my calendar for the year and I usually run through it and scribble down the birthdays of my family and close friends just so I’ll have a visual reminder and then it hit me. This would be great for my goals as well.

This will help me keep track of the year in a quick and easy way by  noting when I start a goal and when I finish it. Also, anything positive or inspiring I hear during the day I write down as well to stay encouraged. I like that idea because it forces me to look for the light in each day.

Calendar Diary 3

Calendar Diary 3

Since exercise is also one of my goals this year, I’ll keep track of that in blue ink, I’ll be numbering the days I do workout. So if I look back at a month and there isn’t enough blue, well I’ll know I’ll have to get back to some push ups again.

Calendar Diary 2

Calendar Diary 2

One regret of mine was looking back at all the time I wasted doing nothing. I don’t want to do that again is year. I want to look back at every month and see it covered with words and progress.

This is a great idea for those who don’t have time to write a whole journal entry or aren’t fans of the whole diary thing.

How do you keep track of your progress?

Have a great and productive Monday.

Thanks for reading.

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Girl in a Hat

A drawing I was doing for a good part of the day was fighting and draining me so I decided to fight art with art and draw this just to ease my mind.

I’m did this at two something in morning  and I’m not a morning person so let’s hope I wake up early tomorrow.

Girl in a hat

Girl in a hat

Saw a picture (yes on pinterest,  here) I liked so I base this loosely on that.

Have a good night, morning or a good whenever-you-read this.

Thanks for perusing.

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It’s the Simple Things

On my 23rd birthday last year I received a storybook my dad made me read every night when I was younger. It was called Tom Thumb. I eventually knew it by heart and I didn’t like it much. I thought I hated reading back then. However, as I got older, my head was always stuck in a book and reading quickly became my favourite pastime.

tom thumb

tom thumb

I am forever grateful my dad planting this joy of reading in my heart which I water still to this day. Having this book again now brings much happiness and fun memories. It is a just a children’s storybook but as simple as that is, it means a great deal to me. I now let my little sister read it.

It’s these simple things that I adore.

Things like watching the sunset, getting warm under a blanket on a chilly, rainy day, a smile, a cup of green tea,  a hug from my little sister, a good book, some time alone and so on that really make me appreciate life.

Sometimes our minds so get cluttered with what we have to do next that we don’t notice or take time to value anything around us.

Not to mention the use of technology nowadays . It is most certainly stabbing observation  and interaction on a personal level in the back.

When we go from place to place with our heads buried in our phones, tablets and such like, there is so much we miss. Ask youself when was the last time you just look around you? Looked up at the sky, the stars or the trees around you? This year let’s make more of an effort to look around more and interact more with the people around us.

Sometimes life can be so unnecessarily complicated that these simple things and memories I mention above really help me to breathe and enjoy the fact that I’m alive to see another day. That God created this day and gave me the very breath I need to live this moment. 

What simple things do you like?

 

 

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First Drawings for 2014

Alright folks, it is the first day of the year 2014 and we are off!

Been perusing pinterest for a little while today and decided to use some of the photos to do some practice. I really like pinterest , I think it is an amazingly great resource. There are some many things to learn and do on there.

Let’s just say, I have quite a few boards and on them many diys I want to attempt.

natural hair illustration

natural hair illustration

Bride

Bride

Thanks for reading.

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