This month’s theme is friendship and community. Even though I’m an introvert (I enjoy going to the movie theater alone, for goodness sake), I’ve also come to the conclusion that having a strong community profoundly affects my happiness and sense of well-being. I’ve been blessed with some amazing friends and family members, but I don’t want to take those relationships for granted. I want to cultivate them. I want to remind myself of how grateful I am to have these folks in my life. I want to broaden my community, as well.
With that in mind, here are my goals for the month:
1. Start a short-fiction book club. I’ve been wanting to do this for a year, but never got the gumption to do it. The time is now.
2. Write letters to my long-distance friends because sometimes snail mail is better than Facebook.
3. Find a way to get more involved at church by taking a class or volunteering on work days or something.
I’m getting a late start this month, but I want to at least make significant steps towards these goals. I’ll keep you updated if you keep me accountable.
Also, realistically, I don’t think I’ll be posting every day. It was a lofty goal, but life keeps getting the way. I’ll update every Tuesday and Thursday for sure, plus any random tidbits that I can’t help sharing.