The trip to Iowa in May had a profound effect on my soul. Even though I was bone tired by the time I got back, I was happy. I spent time with family, I took a lot of pictures, and I realized that I have a lot of creating and writing that I want to do. I also knew from the events since I got back, that to have that life that I want, I have some work to do. So from 4 PM yesterday to 4 PM today, I spent a lot of time contemplating what I want this next year to look like, what I want to accomplish, and how I want to expand my skills as a photographer, a writer, and a mixed media artist.
I spent time yesterday and this morning setting out the goals I want to achieve. Some of the goals will be combo-pops – they’ll meet two objectives. One of my goals is to do a personal photowalk a week. I also want to visit some of the places in the area that have been on the list of places to go for a long time. More than likely when I go visit one of the places, I’ll have my camera with me and two goals will be met.
But I also spent some time pampering myself and feeding my soul. I got up before sunrise so I could make images of the sun coming up over Galveston Bay.
I also took the time to get a massage and take a nap. My soul is yearning for positive changes and I’m the only one who can do the work to make it happen.
R and I finished the day together. I asked for and received more art supplies for my birthday. Then we went to dinner at one of the restuarants we used to frequent on the other side of the lake, and finally came home and have had a relatively quiet evening together.
I started my 45th year on this planet the way I needed to.