Friday, January 1, 2016
Why I Love The New Year
I know it's been a while since I last posted. I've been in some kind of funk. I plan to remedy that. This year is the year of doing things I want to do! I truly LOVE the new year. It's one of my favorite times. For one thing, the craziness of the holidays is over. And when I say holidays, I mean Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I feel they all mix together now anyway. I have my mind on all of them and not on other things that I want to do. Once again, that's going to change.
Another thing I like about the New Year, is feeling that I get a clean slate to start anew. I know, I know, I can do that ANY day, but there's just something about January 1st. I also LOVE to give each year a theme. This year it's the year of fun and stepping out of the box. Doesn't always mean I'm going to do what I say, but that's okay too. I do it just for fun anyway. This year I've already made a small "bucket list" of the things I'm going to do. Some are deep and thoughtful, others are just goofy. Once again, that's okay.
Here's my list, so far....
1. I'm going to write on here MORE!!!
I love the interaction with you guys! It keeps me grounded. I have a tendency of thinking of all kinds of things to do, but this blog keeps me more focused. So, you can just imagine how scatter brained I've been since I've not been posting for a while.
2. I'm going to try different types of teas.
See, I told you some of these are going to be goofy. lol
3. I'm going to finally buckle down and get my back and knees back to better health. I've been putting off going to specialists about my back and knees, hoping that I would lose weight and all would be well in the world. Well, when you can barely move, the quality of life just isn't as good as it could be. Time to get something done. I haven't really put anything about my health on here because I feel that you guys don't really want to hear about the " Whoa is me" type of stuff. I know I don't. lol
4.The all familiar "Lose Weight" resolution.
I have to put it on here. It's almost like a friend.
5. I'm going to paint more.
Plain and simple.
6. Practice my fiddle more.
Just do it.
7. I'm going to finish the Sherri Shack.
Since the holidays are over, I'll have time to focus on it more. Hopefully I'll have more money to put into it. Since one of the dogs ended up having Parvo, that took a chunk of change from the Shack's pocket. Priorities though. These little ones come first.
8.I want to cook and eat different types of food.
As good as southern food is, I'm looking for new and exciting foods. (Ironic that this resolution came after "lose weight". lol)
9. Take more risks.
I'm not a risk taker by nature. I tend to think and rethink about ANY decision that I have to make. ANY decision. Believe it or not, this is going to be the hardest resolution for me. We will see how it goes. I'll keep you all updated.
10. I'm going to learn to make a good pie crust.
I've had this one on my list before. Might as well put it back. If I don't, I'll never learn!!
11. Read more.
I really like to read. I use to read all the time. Now I feel like I don't have time. I also feel guilty when I do read because of all the things that I have to do. That's going to stop. Reading is important too.
12. And last but not least, don't watch tv as much.
I think I'm addicted to it. Right now, I have it turned off. I usually have it on just for the noise. But then, I'll catch myself glancing at it. Then the next thing I know, I'm watching a whole episode of something that I don't even care about. Yep, TV is like a black hole. It sucks you in. Facebook is the same way.
So these are a few of the things I want to accomplish this year. That, and a LOT of other things for the farm. We won't even get into THAT list just yet. That can be for another post. I know this list is long, but I can already think of other things that I want to put on here, and I will! I want to keep doing things and not get stagnate. That's what had happened to me last year. Although, health issues can do that to people.
Here's to a more healthier and happier New Year!!!!
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, Back.