I am fighting to stay out of bed. I can't explain how hard it is. And I don't have the mental or physical energy to do anything much while I am awake.
Now that the complaining portion of our program is complete...
I went to my friend Mel's handfasting this past Saturday. It was a small, private ceremony. It made me want to get married! :-p The ceremony was performed by a man who is also the head Santa Claus of Hamilton, as I'm told. I was also in his coven for a while. I'd love to tell people that Santa Claus performed my wedding lol.
In all seriousness though, it was quite beautiful. Here's a photo of the altar, taken by one of the guests:
Pretty! It was awesomeness. Congratulations Mike and Mel <3
In other news, I have a simple goal - Create a nice space here:
It's been sitting there like that for about two months or so now. It's not that it's a difficult task, it's just that I haven't done it yet, don't know why, just haven't. And I don't know when it will get done if I don't actually PLAN to do it. So that's what I'm going to do.
According to the SMART Goal model, I have to be Specific and know exactly what it is I'm trying to achieve (what will it look like when I'm done), it has to be Measurable so I can track my progress (how will I know I am getting it done?), it has to be something Attainable that I can actually achieve (do I have the time, energy, and resources to get this done?), it has to be Relevant (do I even care if this is done?), and it has to be planned with a Time-frame in mind (what days will I work on this and for what amount of time? when will this be finished?).
I want to organize the space to create a place where I can sit and relax, read, meditate, etc. I want it to be clutter-free and peaceful. I want to put things up on the wall.
When I am satisfied that I have done a decent job, when the space makes me feel the way I want to feel in it, I will know I have achieved the goal.
Though I would prefer to paint the wall, get an area rug, and perhaps a different piece of furniture, I don't have the resources to do those things in the next few months. But I still want to do something with the space rather than have it sit there looking cluttered and being useless, so I am using what I already have to do the best I can with it. I believe a two month deadline for this job is more than reasonable.
This goal is very relevant. I want a nice home and this space not being done is keeping that from happening.
I will spend a minimum of 15 minutes every weekday working on this. I can spend more time if I want to, but 15 minutes is all that is required of me. This goal will be completed on or before December 31st, 2011.
If I knew I really wanted to do this but was really lacking in motivation, I might list the pros and cons of achieving the goal.
I know it seems silly to be this detailed for such a seemingly small endeavor, but I really need to practice this stuff. And like I said, this project is not gonna go anywhere if I don't turn the "gonna do" into "gonna do at this time and date."
I'll let you know how it goes.