New Years's resolutions don't seem to work for me (probably not a lot of others either from what I hear). Perhaps because they usually involve deprivation, giving up something or other that we usually enjoy. Being healthy is always a top priority for me so it goes without saying as part of my list. I am going to try to focus on a few things that I think will add something to my life even if it is in only a trivial way, anything that makes life more rich is good in my opinion.
So for 2013 I am going to:
Become more flexible. Literally and figuratively. Something that I have noticed as I get older is that my physical flexibility has declined and I would very much like it back. So more stretching, yoga and exercise. I should be back doing the splits and cartwheels in no time... right?
Write more letters. I have mentioned before that in my teen years I had penpals from across the globe and I really enjoyed it. So staring in 2013, I am going to be sending and hopefully receiving more letters. If anyone would like to correspond in a more traditional way, please feel free to email me with your details (my email address is on my profile page) and I will be more than happy to write you a letter. My first letter is heading off to Tim to be waiting for him when he returns to work at the end of the month. I have a few other people from my past and present I have in mind but I really would like a few more penpals.
|Dinner at a local French restaurant.|
Try some new recipes. One a week in fact. I'm sure my family do get a little tired of my usual repertoire so some more exciting things on the menu will be nice. I will even try to make the meal more of an event than usual.
Hospitality. I am aiming to open up a bit more and invite people into our home to share time. I always struggle with the idea that I am not good enough to cook for others and that perhaps our home isn't good enough to entertain in. It is well past time to let go of these silly notions so this year, even if it is just for a simple cup of tea and piece of cake, I will open our doors wide and let friendship in.
Enjoy the local area more. It is something that is easy to do, forget to enjpy the great things that the local area has to offer. So in 2013, I'm going to take more notice of the local beauty, merchants and events.
There, that's only five things which should be doable and not one involves depriving myself of anything. Now on to the giveaway.
In celebration of 400 posts (401 now) here on this blog, I would like to have a giveaway. Nothing too thrilling, just a little of my handiwork and maybe one or two other things. The giveaway will be open to anyone and followers here and on Facebook will receive an extra entry. The giveaway will be drawn on 17th January (by Tim, it's his birthday) so please leave a comment and good luck.