Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Photo-A-Day... Simplifying

I joined Blipfoto in 2011... now I have it on my phone, so maybe I can indeed stay true to 'photo-a-day' better than last year...

Here's the photo for today:

Clearing my horizontal spaces square foot by square foot.

Suffering from food poisoning the last couple of days... ugh. But today is better and I'm doing laundry and catching up on some things.

I wrote down these words as what I want to spend my time and energy on for this year:
  • Spiritual
  • Relationships
  • Singing
  • Creating Music
  • Music
  • Photos & Stories
  • Color
  • Health
  • Simpler
  • USA Road Trips

Other things need to receive less attention. Technology is getting too complex that the simplicity that it can provide doesn't. I upgraded my phone right at the end of December, and I love my Samsung Galaxy S4, but there's a lot of 'stuff' I don't want or need, and trying to get rid of it (or at least so I don't have to see it on my screen of apps) is taking too much time.

My weekend at the Keith Lancaster Praise & Harmony recording for "Everlasting God" was incredibly amazing and another bucket-list event for me. Singing at a higher level... giving our 'best fruits' for Him and aiming for our own personal best for the excellent result is so gratifying. I do that with Sweet Adelines all the time, which is why I love it... the challenge of doing better every time... raising the bar... I love that challenge. Travelling with the college group (26 hours in the van round trip) was incredibly fun, and I feel I know some people a lot better now, and that helps me feel more like a part of the group... though I am old enough to be most of their mothers... ha ha.

Clearing my spaces... I feel it in my bones that this is really & truly the year. I'm ready. "Will it fit in my tiny house?" is my question to ask myself... getting it digitalized if I need to... being secure in knowing (feeling) that what I have is enough, and letting go of unreal expectations as I'm trying to laser-beam focus on what is important. Health should probably be higher on the list, but the first 4 items: Spiritual, Relationships, Singing, Creating Music... these are where I want my energies to be focused, and that means cutting out a lot of the unessential.

"It's not the daily increase but the daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential."
~ Bruce Lee

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