A couple of nights ago, I felt completely drained. It had been a busy day sorting out some lingering baby paperwork, look at childcare options for next year, gardening, cleaning and making a yummy dinner. But as the evening curled in around me, I’d realised something was missing. I hadn’t done any climbing, any blogging or writing.
Just home stuff.
There’s nothing wrong with home stuff. I get a kick out of having a clean kitchen, and I get a lot of satisfaction cooking for my family. But these things don’t energise me or light me up.
I’d left out the big stuff.
I have goals for this year beyond raising a happy, healthy baby. They aren’t big, but they are the connection between Kazari-the-mum and Kazari-before. They are the things that make my heart sing. Writing, cooking with care and attention (not just to get dinner on the table) and climbing are the things I love to do. And I forgot.
When Jamie asks ‘What do you wish to pay attention to?” my answer is simple. I wish to pay attention to my other goals. They don’t get attended to every day, but I need to keep them in sight so they don’t get neglected.
What do you need to pay attention to?