Honest truth, there are weeks when I dread and loathe Monday. And there are weeks when it's my favorite day and I can't wait to get the work week started because it's full of ambition, inspiration and big projects.
Today, I'm taking a day off to burn the remainder of my vacation days and get some things done. Lots, and lots and lots of things. Starting with some ice time.
And when some of those things seem like simple, tedious, annoying, individual tasks, I'll be keeping this quote in mind. That if I keep connecting the dots, dot by painstaking dot, I'm going to get exactly where I want to be. Plus, believing that it all connects eventually makes it that much more fun along the way.
1. Chatting with both sets of my grandparents on Christmas. My dad's dad spent the early part of the week in the hospital but got to go home on Christmas Eve and talking to him for the first time in far too long on Christmas was just perfect.
2. Making mega progress on a journalism project and the blog. These things will still take time and lots of hard work, but major momentum was building in the last week or so.
3. Gathering friends at a local brewery for a fundraiser that supports a local veterans group. I wrote about the fundraiser for the paper and it was just great to walk in and see huge smiles on the faces of the veterans. They are special people who help me out a lot and it's nice to spend some time with them as just a person, outside of work.
4. Progress on the "purge." Cleaning out the closets, piles of mail, magazines, boxes of stuff and just unnecessary clutter. It's going to take months to really get the clutter under control, probably forever, but the strong start is satisfying.
5. A few days off this week to spend catching up on reading, blogging, cleaning, house renovating and playing with puppies. I'm pretty stoked about all the things to tackle and a break from the morning sprint out the door, when I'm almost always running behind.
Do you believe the dots all connect eventually? What gives you confidence to follow your heart? What are your five things?