It’s Monday again and I coming back to work after 5 days off so I’m really not in the mood today. But that’s no way to think so I am trying my best to get my attitude on a more positive track. Starbucks is helping. I’ve already made it through the first part of my shift at work and it went pretty well. I’m trying to remember that today is a new start, not only to the week, but to the month, and a chance for me to begin again and do better.
This week I plan to take it easy at work. Last month was super busy and on top of that I had had a nasty cold. Now things have calmed down and I am feeling better so I plan to catch up on anything I missed doing and focus on my writing. I am still thinking over what I have learned through NaBloPoMo and I have a long list of writing topics to get started on, plus starting Blogging 201. Luckily I have two weeks off of work soon and I plan to spend most of it writing.
This week the Christmas season is in full swing and I feel bad because I have no idea what I am buying for gifts for my loved ones. I feel like the holidays snuck up on me and all of a sudden I feel like I am too late. Buying gifts is so much more difficult than yu think it’s going to be. Every gift idea I have is either too expensive or too cheap and corny. I do know that most of my gifts will come from Etsy though, I like to try to support smaller businesses and handmade gifts are always the best.
Also this week I plan to spend a good amount of my time reading. I had had the goal of reading one book a month this year and I failed miserably BUT I have decided to try it again. I read The Shining last month and I am reading the sequal, Doctor Sleep, this month. I’m also going to be spending more time reading and following new blogs. I want to have a sort of goal like I do with books, only for blogs. Like read a new blog a day, follow at least one new one every week, I don’t know, something like that. I also have to work a lot harder at commenting on other blogs as well. I just get so nervous!
So that’s all I have for this week. All I have to do is stay positive and put one foot in front of the other. I feel like this month nothing could really get me down. Christmas is coming and everything in my life is falling into place. Not that everything is perfect but I have so much to be grateful for and so much to look forward to and my mind is in a pretty good place right now. I hope you all have a great week too, and remember that no matter how stressful things get, it’s all temporary and you will get through it!