Way back in January, I set an intention to focus on fun during October. October is *all about* fun for me. Fall is here. Halloween is coming. And, of course, the most fun of all - Little Bear celebrates his first birthday! So. Much. Fun.
While I'm battling the perennial problem of being oversubscribed, I'd like to focus on fun in three ways:
- Celebrate Little Bear's birthday....simply.
- Pick a family activity for the three of us, celebrating fall.
- Keep the spirit of fun in mind.
At the risk of overscheduling, I do want to prioritize a little family adventure along with our big family and friends adventures. I'm not sure yet if we'll go pumpkin picking or just play in a park for a few hours (or house hunting, since that's what we're spending most of our time on these days).
To maintain some lightness in all of this, I also wanted to approach the whole entire month with the spirit of fun in mind. We have a lot of hard work in front of us as we plan a move (or two!), sell our place, buy a new one, start projects, finish projects and take classes (we're MOOC-crazy in our house...). I get so bogged down in being busy that I forget that I signed up for all of these things to HAVE FUN. And so I'd like to be mindful of that this month.
And with a look ahead to all of the projects going on, I'm going to be focused on:
- Creativity, Innovation and Change (my current MOOC in which I am working on developing a writing practice and writing a 10,000 word autobiography).
- Journal Your Life (an e-course by Susannah Conway that has really inspired me and directed my creative energies).
- Gifts of Imperfections e-course with Brene Brown. This hasn't started, but I am SO excited. Art journaling and one of my favorite books that I've read ever.
- My usual panoply of some-times projects: Life Book, One Little Word and Project Life. And my art journal outside of the specific coursework.