At the beginning of the year, I outlined my goals for 2020. A Creating Synthesis ~ Project Update is definitely over due!
Let’s review the plan as it was in January:
Current changes in place:
~ NO SODA 2020
~ Yoga – EVERY DAMN DAY – as often as possible at the The Shiva Yoga Shala
~ Restaurants are for special occasions not everyday
~ Deleted all phone games besides Pokémon Go
~ Walking to the library daily for the PokéStop
~ Intermittent Fasting – Calorie intake hours are 14:00-22:00
~ Daily Update – Currently via going Live on my Serendipity Wyrd Facebook page.
~ Creating monthly divination challenges
Continuing to better my living space and create sacred work space
This first “rule” of the year, I have stuck by 100%. It hasn’t even been an issue. I don’t think about soda or want it. I have firmly placed sugary carbonated beverages into a “this isn’t food and I don’t consume it” place in my mind.
I’m totally still guilty of consuming sugary drinks – sweet tea, coffee, and lemonade. Often though, I choose water or unsweetened tea.
How about “most days”? This is definitely an area of my life which has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
My original plan called for “Yoga – EVERY DAMN DAY – as often as possible at the The Shiva Yoga Shala“. I practiced some at the Shala at the beginning of the year – I even started teaching a few classes!
Then, in mid-March, it was clear Covid-19 had made it to the United States. Shutdowns started and attending in person classes was no longer an option.
I was blessed with the opportunity to teach online in April and May. June came and reopening started happening across the state – including my beloved studio. I opted not to return to in-person yoga (as teacher or student) until I felt more secure about Covid-19.
Since May, I’ve been chronicling my mostly daily yoga practice over on Instagram.
This one has become INCREDIBLY easy to adhere to in the wake of the pandemic. Since mid-March, we’ve made all our meals at home. No fast food. No restaurants.
This is a reality I’ve strived for but was always easy to sidestep. Excuses to swing by fast food or take the family to a restaurant were always easy to find – until it became much more important to #stayhome.
Not much changed here. Pokémon Go was a daily thing for awhile – especially once we entered stay-at-home orders in March. The only journeys out of the house were nightly walks to the closest poké stop.
Then, I got bored with Pokémon Go. I felt like I was spending too much time trying to achieve goals in the game and I wasn’t getting satisfaction from it.
I also deleted the Facebook app from my phone in June. I found myself REALLY needing a break to refocus on my own inner work. I don’t miss sinking hours into staring at Facebook or phone games.
As states above, this one fell out of favor sometime in April or May. The family and I go for walks at least once a week around the neighborhood.
This one has shifted around the end of May / beginning of June. I like the rhythm that intermittent fasting brings to my life but the timing wasn’t working well in the household.
I’m currently working on adjusting my sleep / wake times. Then, I will likely revisit intermittent fasting.
When I laid out this project, I envisioned going Live on my Serendipity Wyrd Facebook page, daily. I did that through out April and May in conjunction with divination challenges I created.
Going live daily is a challenge! Loads of things can get in the way – even while staying at home. I decided to take a sabbatical from my daily lives through June and July to evaluate what is working for me and what isn’t.
I’ve been continuing my (mostly) daily updates via Instagram since mid-May mostly focused on my yoga practice.
Totally met this goal from January – May. By June, I was very close to burning out. As an act of self-care, I decided to take a break from developing the challenges through June and July.
Loads of progress in this arena. I have gone through (and found homes for) mostly all of my things. My art altar / desk is actually organized and usable. Though, my techno-computer altar / desk is not.
My computer is currently in pieces as I wait for new hardware to upgrade it. That is happening this week, then, reorganizing / designing the techno altar / desk is on the agenda.
This year has definitely thrown some curve balls and changes I didn’t anticipate (though make sense in regards to the energetics I had been feelings) have happened.
While I may not be doing all the things I *thought* I wanted to be doing in the ways I thought they should be done, I’m definitely making progress.