- Use fun paper and pens
- Accept my handwriting
- Take credit for completed items
I have plenty of scrapbooking paper that I haven't used and likely won't for scrapbooking. One of my life secrets is that all items in my house must be beautiful and/or useful. If I don't love it or use the thing, then it needs to go (donation or trash). Another life secret is to use the beautiful things I buy. For example, I'll indulge by purchasing beautiful stationary. But then I don't use it! I tuck it into a dedicated drawer and admire it from time to time. I buy the pretty stuff with the intention of sharing a note written to people I care about. I'm embarrassed to admit, but I hate my handwriting. I don't want to mess up the pretty paper with my chicken scratch lettering, unpredictable spelling, and dropped words. My dyslexic brain is mistake prone. If I write a handwritten note to you, then take it as sign that I respect you a great deal. With practice, I'll keep learning to let go and let my handwriting escape into the world.
So here's my list for today:
Silly to mention this, but I'm proud . . .
I didn't rewrite the list neatly for the sake of posting.
I'm always happier when I write a to do list and mark things off. I'm even okay with not finishing everything on the list, when I can see what I have done. Most of my days are fairly productive, but I don't take credit for all that I do. I seem to focus on all that is still left to do.
You'll notice that most items on my list for today focus on taking care of me . . . a chance to restore. School is almost done for my kiddos. I have a few days to enjoy time to myself. My children and husband agree that I deserve it. I'm taking them up on the offer.