My friend, The Caretaker, calls them intentions... I like that.
"Intentions" sound less threatening, far more achievable than "resolutions."
Also, doesn't it sound like a resolution would demand a nice quantifiable result? And the big things I aspire to in this New Year are not going to be tidily measurable.**
So - here are my intentions for 2007.
(You'll notice that neither "stop procrastinating" nor "stop over-thinking things" made the list...)
It looks like the word for the year is going to be: be
I want to be more creative; I want to be more of a participant in life, rather than an observer; I want to be more present for the people that I love (that I sometimes take for granted.)
In addition to being - this year I would like to:
- Make something of my own design
- Make something for myself
- Actually list an item for sale in my poor, empty etsy shop
- Meet another blogger face-to-face
- Write a will
This is just inexcusable that it's never been done....
- Learn enough crochet to crochet in the round and make an amigurumi critter
- Simplify and declutter
This one is measurable, and I've been hard at work on an Excel spreadsheet typing up the list of all that needs to be done. But I figure that no-one (including me!) really wants to see a spreadsheet that says things like: dining room dresser - clean top drawer. dining room dresser - clean out second drawer... Sadly, if I don't make things that detailed, then it won't get done!
So that's it - the game plan for a happy 2007.
Won't you come along for the ride????
*Sorry about that... Sometimes I just can't stop myself...
** Sorry, Bekka, I can't help that either... I'm just an accountability whore...