Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Intentions, Part Two

Feeling like a failure this week, which makes me cranky and oh, so much fun to be around! I wanted to start my creativity intention by following Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, but didn't. I was supposed to get back on Weight Watcher's to both lose the seven pounds I put back on, and finish losing the rest of the weight I set as my goal. Didn't. I was supposed to focus on being kinder. Didn't. Now it's Saturday and I am beating myself up, not the best way to improve one's mood.

But I did spend a little time this morning at my favorite coffee shop thinking about this essay again, which led me to think some more about what I want to accomplish this year. And reading this post led me to this post, which led to adding another intention to my list. In addition to being kinder and focusing more on my creativity, I want to walk more, eat less, spend less, and have fewer possessions. I'm thinking they are all related somehow.

And we got a brief snow shower this afternoon, so I took a couple of videos of it. Unfortunately, I forgot that my camera records sound, so you can hear my voice as I'm talking on the phone to my mom.

You can tell by my fascination with the snow that we don't usually get a lot of it around here. But this winter? Pretty cool.


  1. Very cool hearing your voice. That adds something to your blog persona. Maybe we should all do voice-overs.

    Use the snow shower as a cleansing and start over with your intentions. Don't beat yourself up.

  2. I think perhaps you've set too many goals. Pick one and advance. I find when I put too many things on my to do list, nothing gets done because the whole of it is overwhelming.

  3. Gosh, those intentions are tough sometimes aren't they? The good news is that tomorrow we start a new week!