My original plan was to keep pursuing sword-fighting, and add some target practice. Well, for various reasons, both of these opportunities are no longer viable for me.
Oh well! I’m moving on to others.
The most challenging thing I’ve started recently is seeing a therapist for lifelong anxiety-related issues. Even with leaving my job, these issues weren’t going away, and were threatening to overshadow activities I truly enjoy. My work on this so far has been really helpful- and it is work, facing down the demon lurking behind each problem and taking steps to slay it. So far, so good though. I’m really glad I started going.
I’m also taking the doctrines of tidying and essentialism to heart- basically, filtering down to the bare essentials of both possessions and tasks. While I’m not a hoarder or a slob, I do have many sentimental items I’ve accumulated since high school, hidden up in my attic, that I can’t bring myself to part with. The challenge will be to accept that I’ve moved on as a person, and let those items go. Or, decide I do want them back in my life, and make room for them by getting rid of things I truly don’t need.
That’s where I stand at the moment! Have you undertaken anything that challenges you this year? Let me know in the comments!