Stepping out of my comfort zone (and I am a girl who really likes her homey comfort zone) by:
- moving back to the area where I grew up (something I swore I'd never do) - where all of my family lives - and into my grandmother's house (yes, my grandmother is now my landlady)
- attending two of Christine Kane's Women's retreats - I met a bunch of amazing women who I'm proud to call my friends and carry in my heart every day
- really exploring my creativity for the first time by making displays at work, cozying up my library office, re-doing my grandmother's former bedroom and making it into my study, taking tons of pictures, making collages, writing poetry, making Christmas presents for my grandparents, playing with crayons and markers, creating mka's Wall of Inspiration in my study and
- creating this blog - the more I write here the more comfortable I become with putting myself "out there"
- doing tons of mindful work in relation to my family, including discovering how to not fall back into old patterns, it's working out way better than I expected, especially with my brother (I'm beginning to realize this is part of why I moved back here)
- helping out with some Information Literacy classes at work and volunteering to do library tours
- letting more and more people see the real me - silliness and all
- writing, writing, writing
Taking library school for a test drive and deciding that I didn't want the payments. This adventure inspired Christine Kane to write a posting for her blog.
Trusting the Universe.
Treating people well, specifically our library patrons, our student employees, and my colleagues.
Being a good friend.