Whew! Yeah, I know. It has been a while. December passed by quickly in a blur of work, feasting, crafting, family, and general festive-ness. It was great fun and I am sad to see the holidays come to a close.
I love New Years (not to be confused with New Year’s Eve which I find consistently disappointing and depressing). I love taking stock of my life and my goals, and then resolving to to better, make changes, or whatever else I feel like resolving to do. So what if I have had some of the same goals for years on end? If I really want something, I shouldn’t give up right?
So 2009. Hmmm. Perhaps first I should do a review of the year that just ended. Conveniently, I did publicly record some resolutions on my blog. Let’s see how I did shall we?
…to not eat white sugar, white bread, white rice, or white pasta in the month of January.
I actually did this! Yay!
…to organize my work/craft room.
…to travel domestically and abroad.
Does England, France, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Hawaii count? Yeah, I think it does too.
…to remember birthdays.
Still need to work on this one.
…to sew a pair of lounge pants.
How about 4 pairs? More on this in an upcoming post…
…to not over-commit myself.
Nope. I am still doing this.
…to finish things I start.
This is a hard one to define as completed. Perhaps my next resolution should be to finish things I want to finish.
…to be a more thoughtful friend.
I tried but I have a long way to go on this one.
…to be more bold and less afraid.
Well, I don’t think I have as much a problem with this anymore. So, I am calling this one accomplished.
…to send cards.
Yeah, forgot about this one. Sorry potential card recipients.
…to learn a new skill.
Did I mention I made 4 pairs of lounge pants? Sewing. Check.
…to refresh my blog.
…to knit something completely fabulous and challenging for me.
Let’s see…I give this award to Little Birds. Sadly, my knitting took a bit of a nose dive this last year. Just not as many finished objects as I would like. Although, I do have a couple new ones to show you that crept their way into the close of 2008…
…to have better abs then my brother-in-law Adam by July.
Um…I believe both Adam and I would prefer not to elaborate on this one. Let’s just say we had a really great trip to Hawaii regardless of the state of our abs.
So I actually feel pretty good about 2008. I got to do and see a bunch. There are some things I would change but not a whole lot. As for 2009, I have been thinking a lot about what I want to see happen, what I want to accomplish, who I want to be this year. I have some initial thoughts–most of which will stay private. Perhaps all I will say for now is that I am excited for the possibilities of a fresh new year, and resolve to record the events of the year by blogging more.
Happy New Year everyone!