It's that time of the year - a time of reflection, introspection, planning and dreaming. A time to look back and look ahead. After a crazy year of retiring, moving, new grand baby, and new job, I find myself craving a bit of ROUTINE.
Yep - ROUTINE.
One definition of routine is 'regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure. It sounds very boring, especially with the 'unimaginative' thrown in there. However, I prefer this definition - 'a customary or regular course of procedure.
It still sounds pretty boring and not a all exciting. However, I have found over the years if I have a schedule or plan, I seem to get much more accomplished. And it also seems to stimulate my creativity more rather than not having a schedule or routine.
My life gets a bit hectic at times. I am working part time, assisting in caring for Lady K, and going to school online still. Now I have to figure in Texter's work schedule in addition to the writing/sewing/crafting I want to do. For example, I have New Year's Day off work. However, Texter and Lady K are returning from North Carolina and it is a 6 hour drive in each direction to pick them up at the airport. There goes one whole day.
There are areas in my life I want to become 'routine' - menu planning and better eating habits, exercise, finances, writing, school, crafting time. This will help put Lady K on a routine of meals and bedtime too. And give Texter and I some self time and time to explore Montana more.
So ROUTINE is my new mantra.