I committed to doing these posts as part of my 2018 Goals and even though I have accomplished almost none of my original three daily goals this past month, eh, it’s OK. It’s now April and it’s a waste of time looking in the rear view mirror. Oh, except for when I’m doing a retrospective. My rear-view mirror look at March is a mixed bag.
March 2018: I did not walk daily, work on my language lessons, or plank.
March 2018 Also, Though: I recovered from the flu and a sprained ankle, I made a lot of dresses and went on an awesome trip to London. And I went to work and knocked a few to-do items off my list and overall feel good about my attitude and my progress.
The key word in that last sentence is “attitude.” My mentor Wayne Dyer used to say, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” He meant that you can look at a challenge as either a horrible tragedy or an interesting opportunity, the choice is yours. I’m generally trying to complain less and appreciate more.
My right ankle got some mysterious injury when we were on that (slightly cursed) trip to Madrid and I only made it worse walking a zillion miles in London so I am now rocking a brace and getting lots of questions at work when claiming to be a shark bite victim.
I am only mentioning this new snafu because it seriously puts a crimp in my 2018 goal to walk daily. AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, I have a side table exercise bike in my living room, and when I am cleared to pedal push my heart out I will change up my goal from daily walking to daily bicycling. (This is the bike I have but it was under $100 when I got it several years ago.)
For April my only goals are to be positive and productive and healthy. I am also doing my daily language lesson and sewing all the things.
My next projects are a Cashmerette Appleton wrap dress, a Cashmerette Harrison shirt (terrifying! so exciting!) and maybe some pants to wear with my sexyass leg brace. I am thinking the Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers might be a good fit. I’m REALLY into the Cashmerette patterns right now, because you don’t have to do a full bust adjustment to get a great fit on top even if you are a D+ cup. If the wrap dress works out as promised it will be the first ever wrap dress to actually fit me, so we shall see. Live in hope, I say!