My new year's resolution for 2014 is to keep a kindness journal. Basically, I will make sure to write in a journal every day and make sure that I catalog at least one kind thing that I did or that someone did for me. It will give me incentive to be kind to people and also to notice and appreciate others. I did a daily journal thing in middle school/ high school and found it very rewarding. Let's hope I stick to it.
In order for me to devote to daily journaling, I'm going to give up the blog for a year. Regular readers know that I've lamented about the exposure it's gotten (minimal, but somehow meaningful) that makes me feel constricted. I don't process things as I should because I feel I might hurt someone's feelings with honesty.
It seems like a good time to take a pause. I am dealing with a lot of disappointment still and feel I can't fully appreciate what's in front of me (hey, did you hear I got promoted?). This past week I even got an apology from the only person to ever leave a mean comment on this blog. Granted, I bullied her into it, so what does that make me? In need of a kindness journal, that's what.
So with focusing my energy on the healing practice of private journaling, I hope to be more thankful and more connected in 2014. And who knows. Maybe I'll find the key to life and happiness by March and get back to blogging by my birthday. However long it takes, though, I'll give myself room.
Fear not, dear family. The instagram feed on the right will still be lighting up. Or you can follow me directly on instagram. I probably won't check back to see if anything's wrong with the feed/format here, as revisiting will be too tempting.
Adieu, mon petit kidlets. Jusqu'en 2015 ou ma tête est redressée, selon la première éventualité.