January 5, 2015 § 4 Comments
Have you been assessing last year and making goals for next year? Me neither. Well, not to the extent that I did last year. I did, however, make a list of most of my projects, both in progress and stalled. Something happened yesterday that gave me the courage to finally face it all. I’m neither feeling overwhelmed nor ambitious. It just is what it is. I’m taking stock, I guess. I’m hoping that is a good thing. Admitting the problem is the first step, right?
Last year was quite a year. From losing my mom, to gaining a beautiful friend, then my oldest friend moving away and my health has been a yo yo between my thyroid disease and the chronic mono virus. I think it is best to leave last year as it is, behind me, while only counting the good things that have come from it.
It was wonderful to unplug for the holidays. But it makes it that much harder to start up with the routine again. I’m afraid it’s been a bit of slow start today. But that’s okay.
A friend of mine says that each year a word comes to her that seems to be the new focus. If I were to take note in my life I think the new theme may be watch and pray. I don’t spend time much time here talking about my faith. But it is, never-the-less, the underlying constant that takes me through this life. I feel more introspective this year. More calm and less scattered. It will be interesting to see what comes from 2015. 2015!!
I read an article not too long ago that talked about the “turn of the century.” My mind automatically went to 1899-1900. But we are living through a turn of the century. It’s so odd to think about that. I wonder what my grandparents or great-grandparents thought as they faced the same more than a hundred years ago. Weird. So I guess I will leave you hanging there. Ha! Where will the next 100 years take us?
** By the way, the photos above are in order of appearance… Plan B of the Merry Mayhem New Year’s Day mystery quilt gone awry, sewing the HST’s from the Merry Mayhem mystery quilt, Gary’s scrap socks and my Puffin socks, both finished over the holidays.