I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family, and are looking forward to a new start in 2013.
2012 was a challenging year. Workwise, things are still not completely settled, and I won't know for another month or two how a recent development will turn out. My family members had some health issues, though at this time, they are looking and feeling a lot better. Chris and I had a tough week after Hurricane Sandy, and then the Newtown tragedy occurred, from which we are all still trying to heal.
Lexy learns how to pose for knitting photos. She is showing great restraint by not going after the hanging yarns.
In the happy column, our cat Lexy adopted us last March, and she has turned out to be a wonderful companion: sweet, funny, and very athletic with her toy mice. I was invited to join the board of Connecticut Votes for Animals in August, and have found some like-minded, hardworking, passionate people who want to improve lives for our state's animals. I've also joined CAPA, and am getting to know some funny, wise, and inspiring authors. My business is growing steadily.
Typically, this is the space where I should review last year's knitting projects, and talk about this year's goals, knitting and otherwise. But in a very-unlike-me decison, I've decided not to do a long list of goals this year. I have only one resolution: to take better care of myself.
It's very easy to put self-care last when you have a long list of chores and responsibilities to do. But this year, I want to put the sleep and the exercise and the good food choices first, as well as the yoga and time for myself to read a good book and just be. Whatever else I accomplish will be great, but this must come first. If I feel good, then I'll be more motivated to do all the other things.
After I finish a secret knitting project, I want to pick up my pink skirt again and finish it. Then I'll decide what else I want to make. I have so many projects with pattern & yarn all set to go, but I'm not going to pressure myself. This, for me, is going to be a great challenge.
What if any goals or resolutions have you set for yourself? What will you do differently this year? What is one fun thing you want to do this year?
Chris and I at The Griswold Inn for New Year's Eve dinner