We rang in the new year with sparklers and homemade ginger beer and board games and smores roasted in the fireplace. It was nice. I like staying in on New Year's Eve, all safe and cozy with friends and good food. It's hard to believe that was a whole week ago, or maybe it's hard to believe that it was only a week ago. Time moves in funny ways.
Now my thoughts are turning to the year ahead. I'm not making any resolutions exactly, but I do love making lists, so here is a list of things I would like to do in the coming year.
1. Visit Acadia
I've wanted to go here for a looong time, but it got lost somehow amidst traveling to other places and getting older and having a job. Last week the boy sent me a link to the park's website, saying we should go and take pictures there this summer. I could not agree more. I want to visit new places this year.
2. Read 100 Books
I said I would do this in 2011 but I didn't make it. I don't feel like I failed at all though because the goal was really just to read more, and I did finish more books than in 2010. I've rediscovered how much I love going to the library on a weekly basis and I spend a lot of time on Goodreads adding more books onto my "to read" shelf. To further inspire myself I started a book blog as a place to write down my thoughts after I finish a book. I'm not very good at writing reviews, but I like that this makes me ponder on what I did and didn't like about a story even after it's over.
We're already pouring over seed catalogs trying to decide what varieties to plant this year. This year's garden is going to be even better than the last.
4. Take a Yoga Class
I need to move around more. In the past I've been really bad about going to yoga. I tend to go to one class and avoid going back, but I want to really give it a try. I think if I can just stick it out it will get easier and it will make me feel good instead of just feeling like a sweaty weakling. That would be nice.
5. Get the Etsy Shop Going
This one is pretty self explanatory. I have some new ideas for the Mixed shop and a whole other crazy idea for a brand new shop.
There are more things to do that I haven't even thought of yet. Little things and big things. But all that will just have to reveal itself over time.