Although I avoid the word resolution, I usually do try to find things to do that will — hopefully — make life a bit better for me and mine. It’s not so much because it’s the new year; it’s primarily because Christmas break is the longest stretch of down time that I have. Since I’m home more, there is more time to consider routines and habits. Time with people shows me which relationships I need to work on, and taking a step back from work allows me to be more objective about what needs to happen there.
So without further adieu, here’s my list of things I want to do in two-oh-one-two.
- I want to write more. As this blog indicates, I’ve lapsed terribly in writing, whether for myself or for others. I want to send encouraging notes. I want to resume using a prayer journal. I want to keep track of what I’m reading and knitting.
- Speaking of reading and knitting . . .
- I want to finish all of my current knitting projects. Then, I want to do one project at a time, start to finish.
- Are you sitting down? I want to not spend any money on books this year. That’s right. One of my goals is to not buy any books and to read from my own shelves. Or — here’s a novel idea — check books out from the library. Ha!
- We need to eat at home more. During the semester, it’s way too easy to eat out. Sometimes it’s unavoidable, but a little bit of planning could help cut out a lot of it. Taking my lunch more than I do could cut out even more.
- My body needs to move more. Understandably, this year has involved a lot of sitting and waiting, but it’s time to move again. Yoga. I miss yoga. I miss yoga and Just Dance and I’m going to give Zumba a whirl too. Moving should be fun and should help the soul as much as the body.
I think that’s enough. Really, I’m just saying that I want to be more me and less caught up in out there.