Happy New Year to you all.
I haven’t blogged before now because I’ve simply been enjoying the luxury of having my husband at home during the holidays. He’s back to work today – unhappy face – oh my the house is QUIET!
I’ve been singing random crazy songs just to break the silence!
So, last year was a bit of a non-event for me as I was ill and not able to work or do much at all except sleep and rest.
This year I am determined to live life again.
I especially want to get back to appreciating the seasons…
The ever-present illness will make that hard at times, so I am going to set myself some goals and make some plans to give myself something to keep me on track.
It is also my fortieth birthday this year (wow – scary, where has the time gone?), so I just have to include some 40s in there too!
My plans for 2013…
– Do 40 new things I haven’t done before
– Make 40 “things” by hand (I’m thinking crafting/ dressmaking/ baking)
– Plant 40 new plants in my garden
– Read 40 books I haven’t read before (I have a tendency to re-read books I love, instead of taking a chance on something new)
– Watch 40 films I haven’t seen before
– Lose 40 pounds (in weight that is)
I guess I should have 40 targets, to stay in theme, but that would just be a bit over the top and I am determined to be more realistic and less of a perfectionist this year. The big problem with being a perfectionist is you procrastinate, thinking and planning about how to make something perfect
and end up doing nothing at all – with nothing to show for all the thinking but a perfect picture in your head of how great it would have been, if you had only managed to actually do anything.
This year I will just wade in there. My mum always says “if you’re going to do something, do it badly”! Sounds crazy but she’s right – better to have a go and have fun doing things, rather than planning and planning and doing nothing.
So, watch this space. It might end up messy but it’ll be fun!