Wednesday, March 02, 2011

What limits do you wish to set? plus February update

Wednesday Wishcasting time!!! :D

Confession time: at first I thought ... Naaaaa. I´m ok. A few years back I read Coaching yourself for suceess by Talane Miedaner, which helped putting into words and polishing what I was already doing. My advice to my own kids when they have to say No to something: "be kind and firm". Now that we are all big Cesar Millan´s fans they say "calm and assertive". Note: looking for "assertiveness" spelling I found this definition which you may find helpful in setting limits: a form of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof; this affirms the person's rights or point of view without either aggressively threatening the rights of another (assuming a position of dominance) or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one's rights or point of view.

Back to the limits thing: I wish to limit myself. Sounds strange?When everybody is going the other way taking the limits off their lives, I wish to limit myself? The point is I´m overwhelmed. The world is so BIG and yummy!!
So now I wish to limit my eagerness to do every new project available out there and read every blog and learn every technique and all the mountain of cool stuff that keeps piling up. That will help me not to feel discouraged when I can´t keep up. Take for example February, my check in is ... ermmmm, how can I put this? Kind of Ouch.

* Creative Every Day by Leah Piken. February theme: passion. NOTHING
* The Sketchbook Challenge. February theme: opposites. NOTHING
* The Joy of love. Daily photography prompts and tips. This will shape my 365 project. TOOK THE PICTURES BUT DROPPED THE PROMPTS AFTER ABOUT 10 DAYS:
* Each Wednesday, the Wishcasting tribe gathers. HALF
* On my birthday I will start my Wishcasting workbook and work on one wish each Saturday for a whole year up to my 45th birthday. DONE
* On the 18th, the Full Moon Board. NOT FINISHED

That being said. It was not a bad month. We did lots of cool things. Like (click on mosaic to enlarge the image):

Feb 1st: go to the mall. Take advantage of sales, have lunch, go to the movies (the fours of us to Tron).
Feb 2nd: My old corkboard got a new home.
Feb 3rd: bought two magazines. Maru and Oh La La.
Feb 4th: Matu palying computer games.
Feb 5th: Dan sharing a mate round with me.
Feb 6th: going to my bil´s with both kids and both dogs.
Feb 7th: cooking the kid´s favourite dish.
Feb 8th: welcoming teh master home.
Feb 9th: bikes
Feb 10th: home. The kids and Frida are very close.
Feb 11th: Ariana´s birthday party favour bag.
Feb 12th: our birthday. Mati & me blowing our candles.
Feb 13th: the flowers my mom brought me.
Feb 14th: playing Monopoly.
Feb 15th: buying school stuff at our favourite office supplies store in the neighbourhood
Feb 16th: Tati watering the garden and Dan going to feed my in laws dog while they are away
Feb 17th: Tati finally got her iPod. She had been saving since her first communion in October 2009.
Feb 18th: TGIF
Feb 19th: Saturday morning at the kitchen table
Feb 20th: many open projects
Feb 21st: went to vist Sabine & Lara
Feb 22th: Barbie girl
Feb 23rd: Techno boy
Feb 24th: pizza night
Feb 25th: The King´s speech
Feb 26th: snacks & dvd
Feb 27th: the in laws are back from their holiday.
Feb 28th: first day of school this year. Tati is going to Year 6 (her final primary school one) and Mati to Year 1 of economics (the first of the three year stage to finish secondary school)

Plans for March:
*Creative Every Day theme: nest. My take will be my pic a day.
*Wishcasting Wednesdays
*Art class on Thursdays. YES! You read that right. I enroled in an art class. *excited shiver*
*Wishcasting Journal on Saturdays.


misteejay said...

Some months are like that - never mind.

Toni xx

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Yes, we do sometimes take on too much. As Paula wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Erin Richardson said...

Love this post! As you wish for yourself, Paula, so do I wish for you as well.

Ginny said...

As Paula wishes for herself, I wish for her as well. Enjoy the art class.

Yvonne said...

This has been a lot! As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also!

Goddess of Yum said...

We get creative and we want to go go go! only to end up not doing so well.. I totally get that!
As you wish for yourself dear Paula, so I wish for you as well!

Amanda St.Clair said...

I have lists of things that need to get done! It's never ending. As Paula wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Shari said...

As Paula wishes for herself, I wish for her also. I feel the same way...there is so much out there, good stuff, but it is so easy to feel overwhelmed by it all, trying to "keep up".

gina said...

Hola Paula! I'm dealing with the same challenge...I love your phrase "the world is big and yummy". There's so much out there that we want to sample, but sometimes we have to say enough. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

Maria said...

As you wish this for yourself, I too wish this for you. ~M

Maria said...

As you wish this for yourself, I too wish this for you. ~M

Karen D said...

As you wish for yourself my friend, so I wish for you also. I complete agree, there is so much out there it can become overwhelming.
loved seeing all that you have been up to in February.

mujerzen said...

wow, you are doing so many wonderful things, too much probably :)

As you wish for yourself, I lovingly, wish for you as well. said...

As you wish this for yourself, I wish this for you as well. :]

collectingyourself said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well. Happy limit setting with yourself.

Keepapi Creative said...

As you wish it for yourself, I wish it for you too. I like the notion of reigning yourself in from overspending your energy. Jacs x

Sara Rae said...

What an interesting take on "limits". You've given me some food for thought. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

Kim Switzer said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well.

Jane said...

I haven't visited for a while ... I've missed your adventures!

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also ~

Mare/TommyGirl said...

It sounds like you've had a busy month! As you wish for yourself, so I truly wish for you also!

Anne said...

Sometimes what we intend to do doesn't end up being as important as what we end up doing. Sounds like you had a good month even if you didn't get to check off some of the things on your list!

I'm so excited for your coming class. Can't wait to see what you create there!


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