Questions for the past six months:
What were my highlights?
Starting painting and writing on the regular, talking to new friends
What things am I glad I did?
Tried hard to get into the Art Institute, even though I didn't make it, went to the Renaissance Fair even though at first I thought it was weird
What worked for you?
Believing in myself and trusting my friends to support me
What small moments brought you delight?
Taking naps with my boyfriend and puppy, eating dinner at the table instead of the couch, funny texts from my siblings
Who did you connect with?
New people! New friends! Online and in real life! :)~
Questions for the rest of the year:
How can I be a litle kinder to myself?
By looking at myself in a positive light, instead of living in a shadow.
Can I give myself permission to have more fun and less pressure?
This is a toughy, but I'm going to try.
In what small way can I pay attention to small delights?
By just keeping my eyes and my heart open to joy.
Now for a little Thursday Tao: (#36 from Tao Te Ching as translated by John C. H. Wu)
What is in the end to be weakened,
Begins by being first set on high.
What is in the end to be despoiled,
Begins by being first richly endowed.