In 2022, I’m combining lessons from the heart with some –cough cough – goals.
But I don’t like the word goals, so it’s a quest, a journey, a mission: that for which I am destined.
So how was April?
April’s Tarot Card
I did a tarot spread for the full year and April’s card was Coming To Life. It asked me to get out of my own way and let spirit lead. It was a reminder here to try to not coax or push the dream forward.
This was a month of wait and see. It was a month where I definitely allowed spirit to guide me. I was tempted so many times to take off to another town for the day to hit the thrift stores, but then realized I really didn’t need to do that. I was OK with staying at home (and I did hit the thrift stores here.)
The end of April always gets me excited about buying new things to plant outside. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when allergies attack. While daffodils and tulips and trees are busting out leaves, I’m holed up inside waiting for the trees to wrap up their leafing out. At that point, it’s nice and warm and all the plants that overwinter in the house are ready to go outside – me, too.
Write 250 Words A Day, 5 Days A Week
Still working on this one. Last month I said I’d have a chat with my inner child and we’ve come up with a plan. There will be words written in the coming months for sure.
And, to be clear, this is words each day for personal projects. For work I’ve been writing up a storm – and more than 250 words most days. 250 words, by the way, is about 15-minutes worth of writing.
Revamp WordStorm Casserole Poetry Book
Not happening. I’ve got other things on my mind now.
Post Twice A Month On This Website
Oops! April went by and I only posted one time.
DeGoogle, deApple, deMicrosoft – embrace Linux!
Why? Because Google, Apple, and Microsoft all track your every move online and that’s wrong.
In April I used my Linux machine all of the time for personal use: checking personal email, watching YouTube videos, checking social media. I used it to watch Star Trek: Discovery on Amazon Prime. I didn’t creep back over to the Windows computer at all; it hasn’t been turned on since March.
Though I have to say I haven’t been happy with the Linux genealogy program, Gramps; I guess I just prefer the program I’ve used for years – Legacy. I’ll have to see if it will work in a Windows emulator and/or dig into Gramps a bit more.
Sigh. It was sprinter: spring and winter, but really more winter. Brrrr.
- In that one weekend where spring attempted to gain hold, I spray-painted a table and lamp. Sadly, I did not take before or after photos, so this will not become a craft blog.
- I went to the Zonta rummage sale at the library and scored on a couple of cute pieces of clothing for summer.
- On Easter Sunday family gathered at mom’s house. First time we’d all been together since Christmas.
- I got massages, bought an air fryer, and colored my hair fuchsia, blue, and purple.
Big Secret Goal #1
Not very much hear. That will change over the next few months.
Big Secret Goal #2
This goal involves hiring pros. Finally got an appointment set!
What I’m Reading
On GoodReads, I have a 2022 Reading Challenge goal of at least 50 books. Since the last update I’ve read:
- The Dressmaker’s Gift by Fiona Valpy
- Birthright by Nora Roberts
- Write Away: One Novelist’s Approach to Fiction and the Writing Life by Elizabeth George
- A Sunlit Weapon by Jacqueline Winspear
- The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
- Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
- The Last Mrs. Summers by Rhys Bowen
- That means I’ve read 18 of 50 books for the year!
How About You?
How was your month?