New Year’s Resolutions seem to be getting a lot of bad press these days.
“I never follow through with them anyway!”
“As if I need one more thing on my to-do list.”
“Resolutions were so last year.”
Well, you’re talking to someone who happens to love goals and lists … and new seasons … and marking milestones (don’t even get me started about birthdays!). So, New Year’s Resolutions are kinda my jam.
And after mulling things over for the first three weeks of this new year, I have narrowed down some resolutions and intentions for 2015. These are more themes, instead of a check list. Ideas around which I hope to set goals and prioritize time and commitments.
Paper art. Sewing. Lettering. Photos. Savoring and enjoying others’ creativity. Learning new creative skills (I now own some knitting needles, so 2015 just may be the Year of the Handmade Dish Rag!).
I used to be a bookworm. Undergrad killed this, I think. (I read A LOT during college, but not for pleasure.) So I’d like to revive this worthwhile pastime, and I have a long list of books that I want to read. Also, this is my favorite (and most effective) way to wind down right before bed.
This could go under number 1, but I’m giving it it’s own line-item as it is a major goal for me this year. Writing is cathartic and ordering for me. I’m committing to writing regularly. About anything.
That is partially why the premise for the blog portion of this website is intentionally vague. I tend to judge my ideas pretty harshly – and often talk myself out of something before even starting. I dismiss writing or blog post ideas before even typing a word because I decide it’s not meaningful enough, or that it isn’t something others will want to read, or that it’s just plain lame. I’m trying to let that go this year and just. write. forgoodnesssake.
I was tempted to label this them “purge,” but thought “organize” was a bit more encompassing. Though, so far, my organization this year has largely looked like clearing out unused, no-longer-needed, and defective items from the house. I also have goals to organize my time better – choosing to invest this limited resource in worthwhile and life-giving activities (including sleep!) this year.
I would have chosen “adventure,” but that’s not a verb, and I like the verb-theme-thing I’ve going here, so …. “venture” it is! Praying for courage around new ventures AND adventures this year. Changes are coming as the husband finishes grad school, we both turn 30, and I invest more fully in small business endeavors – hoping to embrace it all – even the accompanying “unknowns”!
Hooray for 2015!