Happy new year to all you and yours in blogland! This year went by fast. Last year at this time, we were starting some really big changes that have played out over this year. I can’t say that this has been an easy year, (it hasn’t) but I’m hoping that it was one that I will eventually reflect on and see great life changes originating from. I am a little glad that 2010 is complete and 2011 is in front of us with some big plans ready to play out! As is the tradition, I like to review the past year’s resolutions and think on what I want to resolve for this upcoming year. A few resolutions that didn’t get completed from last year that I would like to complete or continue are:
- Make a full size quilt for our
- Tap into art again
- Learn to make yogurt/cheese
having fun putting inventory in my shop
Not too bad as far as items that I can actually say that I learned or completed from that ambitious list last year! I really only have a few resolutions to add to that.
- Learn to let the to-do list rest.
- Be comfortable saying no.
- Continue gardening and maybe expand my little plot.
- Find fun activities to do with Jude.
- And of course, exercise.
A quote that keeps coming to mind that sums up this past year is from one of my favorite books, Cold Tangerines:
“I know that pessimism and grimness sometimes seen like the only responsible choices. I wake up at night and think about pesticides and international politics and fundamentalism and disease and roadside bombs and the fact that one day my parents will die. I had a hard year this year, the hardest I’ve yet know. I worry about the world we’re creating for my baby boy. I get the pessimism and the grimness. And that’s why I’m making a shameless appeal for celebration. Because I need to. I need optimism and celebration and hope in the face of violence and despair and anxiety. And because the other road is a dead end.” - Shauna Niequist
Here’s to a year of celebration.
What are your resolutions this year? Are you sad to see 2010 go or hurrying it out the door to welcome 2011 in?