Meander More

Whoa! It’s really the final countdown. Five more days left in the year. There were days when it seemed the end of this year would never arrive. Now it’s like it creeped up on me. The changes from the pandemic have distorted time. Five more daily blog posts and I have 5 books left to meet my Goodreads reading challenge target of 100.

I listened to multiple books today while doing PT and cooking/cleaning. I love that I can listen to books and multitask. I guess a bath with a book is multitasking too, lol.

There’s not much going on here to write about. These days have been peaceful and easy. It’s been so much better since I gave in and am not trying to accomplish so much. I will take that lesson and apply it to the new year.

I was job hunting today and found a listing that seeks vocal coaches for YouTube singing videos. I saved it and am going to see if I could do that. I have to submit a video in the application process. They give example videos of what they want. That might be fun! It’s worth a try.

We watched a trippy movie last night, The Call. It was scary but good. I was anxiously eating Skittles while the terror unfolded. I wonder what we’ll watch tonight? I’m ready to stretch out and unwind.

I treated myself to jalapeno cornbread tonight. I used fresh jalapenos and made it vegan with a flax egg and oat milk. I see jalapeno breads in the store, but they’re never vegan. I didn’t have any sweets today, had my fill yesterday, lol.

It’s been so quiet around here. I usually hear rumbling from the highway, but there’s none since yesterday. One day I’d like to experience a place where it’s truly quiet with no highway noises.

Tomorrow is sleep-in Sunday. Most every day has been a sleep-in day, and it’s been nourishing for my body. I will practice this in the new year too.

The theme for my plans and goals for next year will be, keep going, but take it easier and meander more. Less regimentation, more exploration. This year, every time I pushed harder, my body fought back, and I had to slow down and start over. I will take the lessons I learned this year and practice them in the upcoming year. I’ll see if it works better.

Michelle Miyagi
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