Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Tulip Stairs 3
It has been a long time since I gave myself any challenges.  For those of you haven't been a regular follower of this blog, rather than set New Year's resolutions that are quickly abandoned and forgotten, I tend to give myself challenges through monthly and/or quarterly goals.  For instance, one year I gave myself no shopping challenge in which I didn't buy anything beyond necessities such as food and toiletries for six months.  I succeeded and, even though I wasn't a huge shopper, this challenge made me view shopping, marketing, and the material world in a whole new way.

I really miss my challenges since they really help me grow as a person and often help make me a better steward of our resources.  And by approaching life's journey as a series of steps, I actually see results, often long-term.  There are so many challenges I'd like to take on but, like resolutions, I know if I bite off more than I can chew I'll end up frustrated and disappointed in myself.  So I'm whittling down a list of things I want to accomplish and I'll report back with new goals for September.


Shona~ LALA dex press said...

Ah, yes. I remember the no shopping challenge very well. Will be interested to see what you are going to come up with. My challenge right now is to get ready for 3 big crafts shows coming up and I have next to no drive to print. I keep telling myself to get into the studio at least one hour every day after dinner (it's not like I flop out on the couch and watch TV).

Cherie said...

Shona, that challenge seems like yesterday - and as I recall, you're the one who encouraged me to make it a longer period of time than I had planned. Good luck with the shows!