Apparently 2014 is going to be my Year of Finally Doing Things. I think this goes along with my New Year's resolution to live the life I want to be living. Anyway, not only am I doing the whole explore-Judaism thing that I've been thinking about now for several years, but I've also been inspired by Mean Something (here and here) and Jackie (here) to work my way through Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way.
So far, so good. I started last weekend and managed to write my Morning Pages on most days, although on a couple of days I didn't write the full three pages because of time pressures. But I'm figuring out how much time they need and planning accordingly, so I expect that the process will become smoother in the second week. (I am giving myself permission not to write them on Wednesdays after my Tuesday night Intro to Judaism course; I'm just too short on sleep on Wednesday mornings as it is after my late Tuesday nights.)
I didn't do the Artist's Date last week, but I'm not beating myself up about it. In fact, I'm making a new rule not to beat myself up about any of this! But I do want to keep such a date with myself for this week. I think I need to be deliberate in scheduling them, because otherwise they just won't happen.
I'm not going to blog every step of the way, but I do want to blog about it weekly as a measure of accountability and a way to record any epiphanies, etc.
In the meantime, here's my new theme song (h/t to The Bloggess) (it does have some swear words in it, so don't listen in front of the kids): "Die, Vampire, Die." I've listened to this every day, and I find myself humming snatches of it throughout the day. It may change my life.
Seriously, you must listen to it.