07 January 2020
When I was looking back at last year to write my last post I realised that lovely as it is to be reminded of what you have been doing from photos there are so many other things that we have done that are no photos for either because there was no camera to hand or we were too focused on the moment to consider taking one.
I have also been reading old posts from the past few years which reminded me of some of the things that I have shared on here. I am writing posts once or twice a week which seems to be sustainable for me, this adds up to about five posts a month, I have realised that if I am to write about more of things that we are doing I need to be compiling more roundup type posts that cover a broader range of things rather than those that focus on just one. I used to join a lovely link up focused on slow living, there were nine topics to write about every month suggested by the host, they helped you to focus on taking things slow, my kind of living. Inspired by that link up, which is no longer running, I have come up with my own seven words that I will be inspired by and write about each month, like keeping an online journal.
Nourish what we have been cooking and eating using as seasonal and local ingredients as possible, maybe sharing recipes and tips.
Lessen our attempts to lessen our impact on the world inspired in part by the ideas of a circular economy of reusing, repairing or recycling by making something else, of buying less - especially packaged items, buying in bulk and decluttering.
Grow what is growing in the garden, what we are harvesting to eat/preserve.
Thankful what we have been grateful for this month, it could be many things or just one.
Create anything we have created be it with wool, fabric, wood, metal or words the list is endless.
Learn it is never too late to start learning and discover something new and it is always good to share this with others.
Fun saving the best and perhaps most important till last, we all need to have fun and enjoyment in our lives lets embrace it and share.
I would love it if you would join me. If one or many of these words don't inspire you feel free to leave them out or come up with your own that do. If it is not your thing I hope you will still visit here and read along with me each month. Either way I could do with your help. I have been trying to come up with a title/name for these monthly posts and can't find the right words. I have thought about using the month name with conscious, mindful or focusing but they are not quite right.
I shall be posting my first monthly roundup on Tuesday 4 February.