I really really hope not! But here in Calgary, Canada, the vaccine roll out is a long way off and we are still being super cautious.
But all this computer time! It's a challenge not to get a stiff neck, sore back, tight shoulders, fuzzy vision and hug withdrawal.
Still, the slower pace of my own life has definite benefits. I have more time for my own projects. At least in theory!
What I noticed this week was how much information was pouring into my life without me genuinely wanting it. It was mostly good as individual things, but overall, just too demanding.
So I am doing a major digital pruning. The Make Timebook and blog was very helpful, with a bunch of ideas to test out, and a core idea of having one Highlight activity each day. Might be the most urgent, or the most joyful. I'm aiming for the latter eventually, which today is going to be a walk beside the river.
What about you? How do you control the inflow into your life? Is it nurturing or a drag on your soul?
I made you something myself this time. Admittedly, as a gift to entice people to sign up here but also because it gives me pleasure to assemble my words and images into a format with purpose.
It's available now as a PDF to download and print, and will be up on Amazon to buy as a 6 x 9 inch colour paperback in a week or so.
It has month at a glance spreads, daily planner pages, habit tracker insets, and of course my art, poems and photos. so you could just print out the bits that interest you, or take it to a local print shop, or check out this tutorial printing a printable at any size.
Just for fun
Ambience of Yesteryear has created a series of ASMR videos on Youtube that take us back to earlier times. Normally, I link 5 minute gems not five hour ones... but these are gorgeous. Sherlock Holmes' study? Belle époque Paris? A Victorian Cottage?
On the art side of things, I have been doing a miminalist daily practice with a friend on Instagram, #dailymarksanddrawings. I'm up to about 21 days of a plan for a year! Here are a few of my favourites so far.
I am making altered pages in an old book, and using old scraps of things to make new collage pieces.
Some of these will become finished pieces for a new Tiny Works collection I will launch once my post-Brexit UK tax registration is sorted.
So, let me know how you are navigating this extended weirdness and what resources you have to share. I would love to feature your recommendations next month.
Until then, may you know joy and beauty, connection and peace,