I don’t make New Year resolutions. Well, expect once in 2005 I decided not to eat any chocolate for a year. I’m stubborn so I did it and it was hard but also great.
I can count on one hand the times I’ve stayed awake to bring in the New Year; I just never thought it was that exciting. I think that everyday is a chance to do something new or better or to extend yourself or realise that you’re probably not going to get into running.
Anyhoo, in lieu of a list of resolutions, here’s one of things I’d quite like to do this year:
– Make shortbread. My Grandma always made shortbread and I never have. I want to and each time I see Melissa post about it I want to do it even more. I like the fork marks.
– Make five new Emma Makes products.
– Add a doily pocket to something.
– Have high tea at Martha’s Pantry because it’s great.
Spending less money
– Wittle down my fabric stash, which means trying to create new combinations to sew out of what I’ve got, not just buying more.
– Take a plunger to work so I can make more coffee/buy less coffee.
– Read 25 books. Feel free to make suggestions.
– Find three new podcasts to listen to (working on that at the moment).
– Comment on more blogs – I read lots of blogs and lurke around and rarely comment. It’s nice when people comment – then you know it’s humans not spambots contributing to your blog visits.
– Visit Featherton’s Fell Engine Museum – apparently the most popular tourist attraction in the Wairarapa.
– Do yoga once a week. Last year I took a lunchtime yoga class that was difficult but enjoyable and I’ll like to make an effort to keep that up.
– Visit Kapiti Island (never have).
– Do an anonymous street art project – Helen suggested this and it sounds fun. I have NO ideas about what to do.
– Keep writing Friday lists.