Day 45, September 5, 2016 @ 1:51 pm
The two hardest thing for me in life is getting things started and putting things away. But look at me. I’m here early! But before you give a hooray, let me tell you. I’m here because I’m putting off the dishes and cleaning up after lunch. I’m having a spot of tea. I would really like to just sit and sip my tea – and doze. But I’m re-training/re-inventing myself. This is my year long/life project. The reasons why:
- I felt dissatisfied with myself and the status quo
- Life was affecting my health
- I read a book called I Dare Me – about doing something different every day
- I want to see if by doing something different daily would affect the way I see, feel and handle life
- I had finished my 100 day project of doing art. The project was very helpful and I wanted to do another project.
How I started:
Since I was dissatisfied with myself, I started by enhancing my physical appearance. Since retirement, I have given up makeup totally. I have not bothered with jewellry for a long time. I stayed in my lounge clothes or wore sweats. So I started by brushing and styling my hair soon as I got up, applied my makeup, draw in my eyebrows and chose a pair of earrings. I had forgotten how many pairs I had! I started doing selfies on my iPhone. There’s a knack and practice does make for better. I asked friends on InstaGram for tips. After awhile, I stopped grimacing when I look at my selfies. I started to have FUN!
Things have evolved. One day, two days. Now I am on day 45. I do not have a plan on what ‘different’ is. Things just came up as the day comes. They are not necessarily big things. After all, isn’t there a saying that goes, Little things mean a lot? Sometimes the ‘different’ is changing how I feel – even if it’s for a moment.
Results for me?
Having a project have given me a rhythm to my day. Life is a worthwhile project. Changes come slowly but I have felt them. It has given me a sense of empowerment – I can change. I am the captain of my ship. I can steer it towards my own destiny.
My dishes and Sheba are calling me. Where is your ship heading? Till tomorrow.