Speech is silver; but silence is golden.

According to Encyclopedia.com, this saying dates back to the mid 19th century. It means talking should be a tool that is used discretely. In other words, less is more. More than even the most beautiful words as many of the most wonderful things in life aren’t meant for words. Those things that are simply meant to be felt. Like that awe-inspiring feeling I experienced while standing next to the Rocky Mountains years ago.

So too are many of the saddest things.

It’s a sad week for me. My contract is ending and the people I work with are amazing. I’m going to miss them. There are other sad things, but I’m choosing to leave them off of this blog. Suffice it to say, I have a lot of free time on my hands. Time to breathe. Time to rediscover myself. Time to spend on the activities and people I cherish most.

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Goals Update

I’ve made myself up a new schedule that will allow me to accomplish everything I set out to do this year. I’ll also be reducing my time on social media to protect myself, to replenish my energy, and to better focus on my goals.

The Blood Waitress Club: I found my way through my blockage and am getting back on track with this project. Reading about conflict is one of the best things I could have done for my writing at this time.

Home: My cleaning is coming along nicely. There is still a lot to do, but it’s getting better. It’s amazing how much just passing the broom can do to the atmosphere in a room. I’ve been hemming my curtains and putting them up. While gazing at my work later, I noticed that my kitchen curtain rod was hanging significantly lower and it turned out that it was almost falling off the wall, so I fixed it before it could fall on my head. My farm style door track has arrived, so I’ll be trimming it soon. I’ll have to put some rustproofing paint on the areas I cut to help keep it nice before it can go on the wall. I probably also need a piece of wood to attach it to. I haven’t picked up my door yet as I want to check out the ReStore place whose proceeds partly go to charity. Also, I’m not sure it will fit in my little car.

Music: I’ve started doing the lip buzzing. The first night, I just buzzed what ever came into my mind. Things like Rocky, a very poor attempt of a bugle call, and more. I think I’ll structure it better in the future by buzzing along to songs as I listen to them. That way I’ll be working on rhythms more at the same time. It was fun though and I felt like I was getting used to my mouthpiece again.

French: I’m trying very hard to get registered in the next session. The website isn’t the most clear, so this has been a challenge, but I have faith I’ll get through it. The session doesn’t start until the end of March. I plan to do a lot of self work before then to improve in the 2 months until then. I’m following several French pages on Facebook and I don’t let myself share a French meme unless I’m pretty sure I understand what it says.

Job: I’ve been doing interviews. No word yet, but hopefully something soon. I’ll be getting back in to see my job coach soon too.

Sandan: I still haven’t decided if I’m going to do it, but I’m getting my butt back in the dojo starting in February. I have another fitness day added to my schedule to help me lose unwanted weight.

Self-Care: I’ve also been meditating each evening to help me unwind after long days of work and commuting. And I’m making some time each morning to sit with my HappyLight to help chase away the winter blues. With my home getting cleaner, I have space to exercise too. Part of this is also getting back into gaming. It’s one of those things I can lose track of time while doing because I enjoy it so much.

I don’t know what else is coming my way this year, but I’m looking forward to the adventures.

R~

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