Posted in Life's Observations, Personal Growth

Good Habits

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 reader
  • 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.

 

Posted in Life's Observations, Travel

10 Observations from NYC

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.

2:

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The Beauty of Clutter

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.

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Anticipation

 

5: You walk…..a lot.

When “Sex in the City” talk about the city being their cardio. They don’t even exaggerate a little.

6:

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Van Gogh’s Shoes

7:What about the ROUSs?

“Rodents of unusual size? I don’t think they exist”

8:

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Wall of deliciousness. Thank you Lion Brand.

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.

10:

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Enough Said