The title of this post is The Dash - which actually comes from a poem a close friend shared many years ago [watch The Dash Poem Movie here]. It's not as much about where you began or where you end, but it IS about what you do in the meantime.
So, I’ve been actively working on myself the past month – doing things I enjoy doing, making tweeks in my temperament, and pardoning my flaws. I am ready to start sharing some things I’ve done [and love to do] to help me become closer to the woman I want to be. This will be a continuous thing I'll post about!
Arts and crafts of all kinds. I’ll share my bookcase re-do soon, and next up I’ll be working on painting a canvas.
Spending time with family and friends. I flew out to Indiana to see my dad, and have spent time with my in-laws and niece. I also went dress shopping with a best friend – so special.
Reading not just girlie magazines, but books too – yes, those ones with lots of non-glossy pages. I read The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and am finishing up Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project (I like the Rubin’s book a lot. On the other hand, Didion somewhat comes across as un-emotional and pompous - but that is just my opinion.)
Volunteering as an alumna advisor for my sorority.
Watching football. Dashing and I looked into playing a little fantasy football. After two weeks of us forgetting to make team line-ups for that week's game, we gave up. But we still love watching!
Working out regularly. I'm loving Jamie Eason's bodybuilding.com program - It's FREE TOO! Anytime Dashing is working late and won't be home, I just got to the gym. Although in the last 4 weeks I've not been near as much as I would like to have been, I'm not punishing myself for it because I've been doing other important things too (see above).
Watching my favorite TV shows and not feeling guilty that I was a couch potato. Hey, if I enjoy watching Project Runway, Glee, Dexter (I know, 180 degrees from Glee!), How I Met Your Mother, and all things Food Network, then it's worth spending my time doing!
Tell me....what do you love doing?!