Happy September 1! You know what that means, right? Hobby update time!
I’m honestly wondering why I still attempt this every month because I feel like I’m a broken record, lol… but at this point, I’m keeping at it even if I don’t actually try the hobby I set out to explore.
Okay, let’s do this!
Reading…I am in the process of reading City of Girls by Liz Gilbert. Nowhere near as far as I had hoped to be. So I will continue to read it this month! I am enjoying it, but you know how life is, it happens and sometimes it’s hard to do much more than what is absolutely necessary. I will try to finish and read another this month too, though I’m not sure what that will be… a short one, lol!
Photography… only blog photos this month… and that’s not saying much!
Cooking… I finished up my spending freeze (basically just buying fresh produce and using whatever was in my pantry and freezer for 6 weeks) last week and I bought lots of groceries yesterday to stock back up! I enjoyed pushing myself to come up with recipes based on what was lingering in the back of my shelves, but it made work lunches difficult sometimes, especially if my weekends got hijacked somehow and I wasn’t able to food prep. There was a week of daily Ramen, just saying!
Gardening… some maintenance stuff, mixed with forgetting to water.
Jewelry Making… nothing else has been made in the jewelry department.
Painting… unless painting inside the shed and painting the island cabinets counts? Otherwise, no artistic painting endeavors have taken place this month. Maybe at some point in the future.
Sewing… whomp, whomp! You guys, I didn’t even dig out my sewing machine. I still want to hem the new curtain panels I put up in the living room. But I wouldn’t really call that sewing for fun. So we’ll see, maybe I’ll reattempt this when the spirit moves me.
This month I want to try Bullet Journaling! I have attempted this before and the perfectionist in me always rears its ugly head and I end up abandoning ship. If I write something out and it doesn’t look perfect I want to tear the page out and start over. Then I get mad about the torn page. It’s a vicious circle. It’s not pretty, not relaxing, not beneficial. But I want to try again. I thought it would be a good idea to try again in September, while I attempt to prioritize self care again. Hoping this will be a good accompaniment to keep me on track with good habits and such. Wish me luck!