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Monday, March 21, 2016

Shaking Things Up.

I've been thinking a good bit lately about routines. Familiar paths that were once comfortable are now seeming worn and restrictive. I remember seeing the wagon wheels ruts in the Oregon Trail; they were as deep as I was tall! I couldn't imagine how the wheels could even turn...let alone drive the wagons forward. Fitting metaphor.

Or maybe it's just a good dose of Spring Fever!
it's not really warm enough for bare feet, but I couldn't resist!
I got a pedicure today. and so much for shaking things up - this is OPI's Dutch Tulips, a warm weather color I've been wearing for years. 

There are some routines I'm not looking to change. I'm an early riser. I love my morning quiet time with coffee and my journal. I'm addicted to my FitBit and 10,000 steps a day.

But I'd like to get more variety in my workouts, our diet ... and quite simply my days. I need some fresh inspiration! 

So - question for y'all - where do you look for inspiration when you feel stuck?

Thank you! I can't wait to see what you have to share! 



Blogger Beverly said...

I love to take classes to help me shake things up. I'm not so into fitness classes (I dig my walking/yoga/biking the way it is), but I find taking a writing workshop or a stitching class about a new technique works wonders! Your tootsies look spring-ready and pretty!

Monday, 21 March, 2016  
Blogger Bonny said...

I'm with Beverly; I miss college and learning new things, and while I'm not ready to start another degree, I have done several Coursera courses. You could take also take a look at edX, and Stanford, Harvard, and MIT all have high-quality online courses in almost anything you might be curious about. Or maybe like Kym you could try some drawing and watercolor classes given locally? A cooking class might bring variety to your day and your diet. I just registered for an Intro. to Beekeeping Class in July at the university Justin attended; you're welcome to come up to NJ and take it with me!

Monday, 21 March, 2016  
Blogger Carole said...

I got a pedicure last week and also have Dutch Tulips on my toes! I think Pinterest is great for inspiration. Also, how about a trip to the library and a browse through the books on the subjects you are looking to change?

Monday, 21 March, 2016  
Blogger Marilyn said...

I recently evaluated my daily 24. Bottom line, if it did not bring me (or someone else) joy, I let it go. Life is just too short.

Monday, 21 March, 2016  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Mary, I came home from yet another meeting in tears because nothing I was doing, no boards I was serving on, seemed worthwhile. My husband sat me down and we talked through and wrote down my days - 24 hours at a time. The things that brought me or someone else joy went on one side, the other "busy" things went on the other. That night, I called my pastor and resigned from two church offices. When my time was up on our community college board, I did not re-up. I am always aware that life is not about me; but, in reality, if I am not in a good place, I will not be in a good place to help others. Today, instead of just walking my 10,000 steps, I took a garbage bag and picked up roadside litter. For Lent, I have allow myself only a few minutes a day on social media. That extra time has allowed me more hours for reading, knitting, and just being. Life is a precarious balance that is often hard to maintain in a healthy way. With the start of spring, I'm sure you will find a new and different routine.

Monday, 21 March, 2016  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Oh, and one Friday a month, I go here - It's an entire day of silence. I read, knit, meditate, walk, etc. It revives my spirit like nothing else.

Monday, 21 March, 2016  
Blogger Penny said...

Well, I know this isn't helpful, but one of the places I find inspiration is your blog. I have a whole new excitement about knitting thanks to you. It looks like quite a few really good ideas have been mentioned already. I agree about learning something new - I've thought about trying to learn a new language. And you have to be careful but I do find a lot of diet/menu inspiration on Pinterest. Love the name and color of your polish. : )

Monday, 21 March, 2016  
Blogger alexa said...

Your pretty feet already seem to promise something new and fresh :). I wonder where they I'll take you ... When I feel stale, I simplify. Anything and everything. My life seems to accrue bits like barnacles and every so often I just need to pare things back and see what's underneath first. Inevitably, something suggests itself when there's enough space for it to emerge ...

Tuesday, 22 March, 2016  
Blogger margene said...

I certainly need a pedi, but today it's raining and I do not have a half second of time this week. My plan is to learn something new when my work routine changes, perhaps calligraphy. I find inspiration comes from my friends. Just being with others, listening for their passions, sharing new ideas, has brought more to my life than many websites.

Tuesday, 22 March, 2016  
Blogger Honoré said...

I also need a pedicure! But I think I'm going to go see the Cherry Blossoms, first - either tomorrow or Thurs, they should be at their peak. I think you may be experiencing a big dose of spring fever, among other things. How about just a day away for you with you --- a bit outside your routine and "just let moments" happen? And I'm sure your pending NYC trip will help, too. Lots of good suggestions from the community.

Tuesday, 22 March, 2016  
Blogger Kym said...

That was my whole point last year . . . with my word "journey." Here's one thing I learned: if you want to add NEW things, you've got to clear out some of the OLD things (even the old things you like). Clear some space. New things will come! XO

Wednesday, 23 March, 2016  
Blogger Lydia said...

Haha-YOU! What do you have for me?! I did buy a striped knit dress today at the Gap so that's a start-right!

Wednesday, 23 March, 2016  

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