Here we are about to say good-bye to another year and welcome a new one. 2013 wasn't really a bad year for my family, but honestly, it could have been better. That said, it depends on what criteria you're using for judging a year. If I'm really taking stock, we were all together and healthy through the year, and as my Gram always said, "if you have your health, you have everything!" Here, here, Gram.....then 2013 was a good year, indeed.
My New Years post from January, 2013 spoke of how I don't make resolutions so much as set goals. Every year I decide on some things I've always wanted to do, and try to make those goals a reality. Last year, I wanted to focus on making delicious soups, becoming a scratch pie maker, and to be a more gracious person to others. I guess my 2013 goals were heard loud and clear by my family and friends as I received these cookbooks for Christmas! L*O*V*E!!! I did pretty good on the soup front, and not as well on the making-pies-from-scratch front...but that's about to change, so stay tuned! (Fun story you won't want to miss!!) As for being gracious...well....we don't hit the "I'm gracious enough" mark ever, so that's just something I'll always be working on. This world can always use more grace from everyone.
So, here we are with a New Year and new goals. I've been thinking about this for a couple of months now. I'd really love to learn to speak Italian, but honestly, I don't have the time to really devote to it right now. Maybe another year. I've always wanted to learn to drive a stick shift, which my husband tried heroically to help me with for my last birthday, but we just couldn't make that happen then. Hhmmm.....what to do?
Then, it hit me....what I really, really want to do is......find more time to do.....
What Makes Me Happy!
What Makes Me Joyful!
Now, I know this sounds kinda dumb, but honestly, most of the time, I get caught up in the "must do's" of life, and not nearly enough time to do the things that make my heart sing. I love my work, but it feels like work a lot of the time. I'm talking about sewing more, planting flowers, reading more, playing....just playing. So...that's my main goal for 2014.....to....
MAKE time to play and enjoy myself!
I'm also gonna try to explore Instagram to see what that's all about. Well, who knows what else my playtime will bring?
So, I hope this New Year brings you good health, much happiness, and lots of time to do the things you love and that make you happy. And, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I enjoy it so very much, and you, dear reader, are the reason why.