New Year, new…something? Probably not me, but let’s see.

I’ve never been one to make New Year resolutions and I’m not changing that, don’t worry, but the truth is that I’ve been in a bit of a professional and personal limbo for over two years now, and I’m frustrated by that. One conclusion I made over the time is that if you want things to change, you need to make the effort. Inspiration and creativity don’t just appear out of nowhere, they come from doing.

So, I decided to do.

I wrote down lists of things to produce (I’m reeeeeally good at that, writing lists, I mean), created social media calendars of what to post and when and where and why. Then I did it again for another creative venture that’s just in its infancy. I have my to-do lists, my calendars, my schedules, and deadlines. I know we’re just on day 10 of the new year, but so far, I’ve managed to keep it up and going.

On Friday, January 7, I spent an hour looking out of the bedroom window, counting the birds coming to the bird feeder. For science. Here, a great tit (Parus major), one of the many spending the winter here in South Moravia.

The original theme of this post was a summary of the previous year, but there’s not much to summarize. I barely took any photos, I barely wrote anything. It feels like I didn’t really DO anything, although I know that one if false and it’s just my mind playing nasty games. I did things, re-discovered skills and hobbies I enjoyed as a kid, discovered a whole lot of appreciation for and joy in something I detested as a kid.

So now that I think about it, I might summarize the previous year and talk about it all once I set up proper places (meaning blogs). When I get around to properly plan what and when, I’ll talk more about the other ventures here in future posts. This one is just to kick things off and hopefully to establish a new norm. And to get myself to write, even if it’s just an unpolished, spontaneous brain fart like this.

I hope this blog post finds you well, you are healthy and safe, and maybe I’ll see you here in two weeks for a little traveling throwback post.