- Get the poems I have on my computer up here on the blog.
- Write more poems, and ask Craig to type the poems I have already written since he last typed poems for me.
- Work with more mixed media in my paintings. Bubble wrap, coffee filters, lace, thread, straws, random materials.
- Do some abstract digital collage. Try to include text.
- Finish my book of contemporary Mexican poetry.
- Break out my good camera and get some good outdoor photos.
- Use my good camera to get some still life photos in the house. With surgery coming up, I need to get used to working with what I have in the house. I need to keep things kind of staged and see if there is anything I can do.
The new year is here. I hope it will be a good one. A big focus for me in 2019 will be reading. I know that sounds silly since I read a fair bit anyway, but I want to make a conscious effort to dive in and really educate myself and stoke my imagination. How much can I learn this year?
Spending time with my husband is another major goal I have. I want to go on more dates. It isn’t that we don’t date; it is that we don’t date enough. Right now Craig is on a really awesome tour where he never deploys and seldom goes out of town. His hours allow him to be home with Angelica and I. I need to take advantage of this. His next tour could be a sea tour and he might be gone all the time. During the past few years before we came to Colorado I didn’t see Craig very much.
I want to rest and really focus on keeping my mental health strong. Bipolar is never easy, but by keeping my stress at a minimum, sleeping when I can, doing things that make me feel good, and asking for help when I need it, I can relieve some symptoms. When I am able to say yes to a social function I will, and when I feel like it is just too much I will say no. I do want to try and do more social things though. There are people I want to spend more time getting to know.
Welcome, 2019! I hope you will be good to me, and that I appreciate you. Time is such a gift.
This book of poetry is breathtaking. It drew me in, entered me, expanded my thoughts.