Today was great – I finished reading a great book (Flight by Sherman Alexie – one of my favorite authors and a great read!), worked for a bit and watched a movie with the family. I also ran a couple of errands and came home to organized my craft room (even though I said organizing would wait LOL) and do some paper crafts for a bit. I didn’t do any sewing, but did find a lot of my sewing supplies and put everything together. I read a blog post yesterday (sorry I can’t find the link now!) where the author talked about what you did on New Years Day was going to spell out how your year went. I’ve always believed – or I have for over a decade – that whatever you were doing on New Years Eve was how your year was going to be. Last night we hung out as a family, watching movies and playing video games – and I think that would be great to spend the year doing that! Especially since much of 2008 was spent away from each other.
Then I read this blog post about resolutions and the reason (or at least one reason) they don’t work. The concept here boils down to picking a word and striving for that throughout the year. I’ve seen this before, last spring or summer, over on Ali Edwards blog (2008 post) and loved the idea. I remember wanting to remember the idea so I could pick a word for 2009. Oh here is Ali’s 2009 blog post! Definitely check out the ’09 post for discounts on jewelry featuring the word you pick. What a great way to remind yourself if you happen to fall off track.
Do you set general or resolutions? I did set my crafty goals and also weight loss goals. I debated doing financial goals, but want to sit and redo our budget so while I will do them, they aren’t ready yet.
I’m working on my word for the year and plan on picking one by the end of the weekend.