'Cause, you know, it's the New Year. Fresh start. Clean Slate.
So I make lists. Lists of the accomplishments of the past year (Ran a half-marathon! Learned to sew! Changed jobs! 20 FOs! Processed over 150 pounds of tomatoes!). Lists of goals for the coming year, things I need to do to make this year the year.
The list for the coming year usually looks something like this:
- Exercise more.
- Knit more.
- Sew more.
- Read more.
some anymore money.
- Blog more consistently.
- Spend more time with my family.
- Spend more time with my friends.
- Spend more time with myself.
- Build a bigger garden.
This would be when I freak out and my feelings about the New Year become somewhat less than enthusiastic because, honestly, how can anyone be successful with that kind of list? Seems to me we're all pretty busy, wouldn't you say? Just how much more can we reasonably accomplish, anyway? Too much pressure. Too many expectations. Too much more.
So I'm not doing it this year! Instead, I'm going to take it one day at a time, and try to do/make/be something positive, every day. How I accomplish that on a daily basis will depend on my mood. For instance, today I attended a yoga class, and wrote a blog post.
Less is totally more :)
Happy Knitting, Everyone!