Many bloggers will be sharing their resolutions, the changes they are planning. Or the goals they hope to achieve, a list of crafts they want to complete. Others will be sharing their word or phrase for the year.
I have joined in with those things in the past, not just to join in, but because they are the sorts of things I do anyway. I will be sharing more about "resolutions" in a few paragraphs time and in then more in the coming weeks. Not so much the "I will eat less biscuits" kind of resolution, more the "what will make me happier, and how can I achieve that" kind of resolution. My thoughts are still in progress though so I don't want to jump in right now and start telling you too much about that until I have done some more thinking.
As for crafting goals, last year I believe that I shared a long list of things at the start of the year. I don't know what I have completed or haven't, but I will dig out the list and the results in the coming weeks and give you an update. Then I will think about this year once I know how much I didn't do last year!
Turning to the word for the year, I don't have one of those just yet either. So far so unorganised!!! Last year I think I started with Onwards and Upwards and then at some point I think I added Positive Stronger to that. I have tried to keep going onwards and staying positive and stronger. It hasn't worked out that way for me though and I have to say that I ended the year in a far worse place than it started. I will not labour on with all that happened as you have had glimpses enough to get the idea. The difficult times are going to be with us for at least a couple more months while we have a house sale - Man's, not ours - to deal with as well as another matter to do with Man that I know for a fact will not be resolved for at least a month. So I don't see a clearer time ahead right now.
What I do see though is a determination to keep on keeping on and not to give up. A lot of things haven't worked out well for me in 2017 both personally and in my little business working for myself. that doesn't mean that I am going to give up though. I don't know that onwards, upwards, positive, stronger is going to work for me in 2017, but I will keep trying to be and do all of those things.
I wonder if perhaps Change is the right word for me as there are a lot of things that I want to change. Nice is another possibility! We will see. I hope that as I take time to formulate things a word or phrase or just a "way" will present itself to me as a way of summarising how I hope the year will work out.
I do also just want to take a moment to go back to talk about resolutions. I often read or hear people saying that they don't believe in resolutions, and that if you want to do something you should just get on and do it. While that is of course the case for many things and cannot be argued with, if you want the washing up done just do it right now for example, it isn't always as easy or straightforward as that though. Sometimes New Year is the right time for resolutions.
I literally haven't had time to sit down on many days for the last few months, let alone have time to think about making, let alone to make any changes. Just to keep going from one day to the next in any fashion has been all I could manage most of the time. So yes, I am going to make resolutions, New Year ones at that! It is a good point for me to be doing it. Christmas hasn't been a relaxing time for us and I don't see any relaxing for quite some time now, what it has allowed though is a little break from f
Sometimes it is about having a point to make a break with the past and a fixed point where you can put the past behind you as a whole thing and move on to a new future. Much does stay the same, and much cannot be changed no matter how much I want it to be, however, I can see today as a new point and a place at which I can leave what happened last year and move on to working out what will be right for me in 2017.
So for now I leave you with this thought. Today is a new day, a new beginning. Whether you resolve anything or not, have a word for the year or a list of crafting goals, each day is a new start and each new year is a bigger new start. So leave yesterday in 2016 and begin again with a new outlook today in 2017 with the hope that it will be better!
Be kind to one another and in fact be just a little kinder than you need to be and very soon the world will be a much better place tomorrow than it was today.
Happy New Year!!!