2007 Indulgencesby Ila Campbell
I was cruising the blogs today, looking to see if there was any post-Christmas activity going on, and saw that Jennifer Crusie (http://jennycrusie.blogspot.com/) had put up a new posting on hers. She decided that in addition to making New Year’s Resolutions this year, she was going to also make up a list of New Year’s Indulgences – things she was going to do this year just because she wanted to. Things that would mean just pure pleasure for her.
What a great idea! Usually New Year’s is a time for looking back at the things you didn’t do and resolving to do better, but honestly, how many of those things are we then able to cross off our lists? Don’t you think we’d be much happier with ourselves if we promised some time to do some indulging? Don’t you think there’d be a much higher success rate from that list?
So in that spirit, here’s my list of indulgences for 2007.
*Get out my batik supplies and do a few paintings. I started out in art, and I realized I am starving for the feeling of accomplishment that completing an artwork can bring. Manuscripts take me months/years to complete, but I’m much faster on the painting front.
*Take a few writing weekends with my buddy, no matter what my school schedule looks like – students can wait an extra three days to get their papers back. I will be guilt-free!
*Finish the rag rug my daughter and I started and left half-finished.
*Buy some truly decadent bath beads and enjoy a pressure-free soak every two weeks, tops!
*Get a massage at least once a month.
*Go see a movie at least once every two months (that used to be easy, but for some reason I stopped doing that).
So there’s what I’ve come up with so far. At least what I’ve thought of to date. The great thing with indulgences is you can keep adding to the list (another indulgence!!)
So, what are yours?