Checking In: 2023-12-01

Checking in for 2023-12-01:

  • Last night I didn't get a whole lot of sleep. Between having my mind racing with possibilities from a connection that I hadn't anticipated on Mastodon (more about this later) and having a cat in my legs that wouldn't move for anything it took me a while to get to sleep. I took a nap this afternoon, which was about an hour and a half.
  • I spent part of this morning trying to come up with a character sheet for the Pepper&Carrot RPG. It's not perfect yet. Hoping to get it looking decent in the coming days. It's coming along. I need to learn a little more about formatting and hopefully getting it so that it doesn't look like a programmer's attempt at being a designer. (cough)
  • I got my hair cut today. Lisa from Tralise Salon came to our house to give me a much needed haircut. I'm grateful for her flexibility and for being so gracious with her time. Plus she does an amazing job with my hair. Judge for yourself:

Seriously, Lisa is amazing. If you're in the area you owe it to yourself to book an appointment.

  • We're coming up on the end of the year, which means that it's time to take stock of the year and make intentions for the coming year. Leo Babauta calls this reflection a "Sacred Bow". Basically, it's reflecting on what happened in the past year, month by month, noting what happened without judgment, let go of the past, and set intentions for the next year. You then create a plan for the coming year, acknowledging that it's just a plan, not a roadmap. I love this time because it gives me a moment to reflect on things that I've forgotten over the year. I've pulled memories from obscurity to realize how much I've accomplished over the year. I've also unearthed the struggles that stood in the way of those accomplishments. It's helped me to let go of the past and stop trying to change it in the hopes of changing the present. It's created a sense of not only honoring and accepting this present moment as perfect and sacred but also helping to figure out how to move it in directions I only dreamed of. I'll be blogging more about this in the coming weeks, so I hope you'll stick with me.