action: my word for 2012
I am a dreamer. I could happily spend my days thinking up places to go, crafts to make, and foods to bake. However, I'm resolving to make a year of action. I want to do things instead of just thinking about them. I want to be out in the world living.
Recently I've heard a number of people eschew resolutions. They don't like to set goals because they'll feel bad when they don't achieve those goals. Pshaw, people. Leave that negativity back in 2011 and move on. Resolutions are my favorite part of the new year, in part because I'm a list-maker anyway and also because I don't get worked up if my goals don't get checked off. There's always next year, right?
2012 To-do List
- Try out new crafts. Basket-weaving, spinning, and woodworking are all possibilities.
- Knit like crazy. Experiment more with knitting and be unafraid to veer away from patterns.
- Try new crochet stitches. Write and share more patterns.
- Make cheese. This one I've already done, so I'll change it: Make more cheese.
- Submit writing for publication, online or in print.
- Get outside more. Walk, hike, play.
- Use time more wisely. Curtail computer use.
- Send more snail mail. Hopefully this will result in receiving more mail. Yay!
- Design and create a lovely backyard garden.
- Travel somewhere I've never been. Maybe the Grand Canyon or Yosemite? I also want to go to Mammoth Cave and Gethsemani.
As part of my plan, I'd like to curtail my computer use. I've written before that my job requires me to spend long hours in front of the computer. When I get home at night, my eyes feel strained and my body is tired, yet I continue to log evening hours online just for fun. There are so many blogs and websites that give me inspiration, but what use is that inspiration if I have no time or energy to create on my own? I absolutely want to continue crafting and writing here on Field Wonderful, so I need to carve out more space for myself to do that and be more mindful of how I use my time.
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What are your resolutions for 2012? I'd love to hear.
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