I have been cogitating on my New Years's Resolutions, formulating my thoughts, for some time.
One great thing about the internet is that I see and read so many outrageously enviable things that inspire me. I tend to read what others are doing, saying, making and then think, "I want to do that too!" Often that's a good impulse that makes me to expand my thinking.
And sometimes it's a bad thing. I join challenges that distract me from my true course. I make things I don't need. I say, "Me too!" when I should really be thinking about what I want and need to do.
It looks like my near future is filled with economic insecurity. My eldest son will go to college (GULP) and jobs are up in the air. This year I need to set goals for myself that will help me and my family keep to our path. So my resolution is to stop distracting myself with endless possibilities, stop jumping into challenges that don't really expand me in ways I need right now and to instead examine where I want to be and put my energy there. Also, I need to save money, so my projects are going to all be about using what I have right now.
Of course, I'm going to keep sewing and making stuff and yakking about it, because that keeps me going. I am always inspired by the Me Made Months because that is a challenge that has truly transformed me. I want to continue doing more designing and I want to immerse myself in color, because that's just what I'm feeling like right now.
So, I Sigrid, am going to set my own challenges for myself this year and I will put my shoulder behind them (even if I want to run off and sew all the new patterns in the Collette pattern book I got for Christmas).
And I'm going to find that camera battery I sem seem to have mislaid. (Oh yeah, I am going to do a double spell check too!)