A friend of mine asked this question in a FB post.
That same day I saw Benjamin Franklin’s daily agenda in a book I was reading.
At the beginning of the year I decided that I wanted to be a reader. I am going to read through the Great American Reads List. In between the novels I am going to read a business or practical advice book. I went to the library. Checked out a list of books. Renewed all of them, twice and then turned in 7 without reading them at all and one of them was 2 weeks late with holds on it. See I assumed I could be a Reader without creating a habit of Reading.
My focus now is on the habit I need to be the person I want to be.
Who do I want to be?
A crochet designer who’s business sustains the life I want.
A healthy individual
A world traveler
An excellent Christian
An excellent friend
These are not necessarily in order of priority but you get the idea. Now that I know who I want to be it’s up to me to cultivate the habits that will create this person. Discipline is always my Waterloo. So here’s to one step at a time.
I just went to New York City for the first time. Here are ten of my observations from my time in the big city. (Over 8 million people live there making it the largest population and almost 6 million over the next largest city in the U.S.)
1: It is cluttered
First, I should give you a little bit of background. I am a western girl. So when I hear the words “sprawling metropolis” New York does not fit my idea of sprawling. Sprawling is Dallas or Los Angeles. New York is stacked on top of itself in a gorgeous clutter of buildings, construction and people.
3: You will never have enough time to see everything.
I think this might be true of those NYC natives. I had an entire itinerary planned (see previous post) and I had to change so much of it. I was never disappointed with my day but I now have a longer list for my trip in January for Vogue Knitting.
5: You walk…..a lot.
When “Sex in the City” talk about the city being their cardio. They don’t even exaggerate a little.
7:What about the ROUSs?
“Rodents of unusual size? I don’t think they exist”
9: Don’t forget to look up.
Trust me, it’s so easy to forget that. I passed by the Chrysler building at least three times before I realized it.