Happy New Year! It is always hard to believe when a year ends. But, I do love a good new year. It feels like such a fresh start. 2017 was a truly wonderful year for us. To start, everyone was healthy, no one died, no one was fired, nothing really bad happened. For that, we are most grateful.
Live more sustainably – we have made big moves towards building a sustainable home with our solar panels and recycled glass counter tops. But, I still feel like we are wasteful in a lot of ways – food waste being at the top of the list. I am really hoping to come up with ways to waste less in our lives this year.
Maintain a fitness regime – I joined a gym in October and have been loving Barre and Spin classes! I want to keep doing those each once per week and add a third day’s activity in there, too. If I could come up with my own “routine” that I could do on my own schedule, that would be ideal!
Grow the blog – we made big moves around here this year making things more cohesive and streamlined and adjusted our editorial calendar to make our posting much less stressful. In 2018, I want to see some real growth, and I have learned in the past that blog growth usually directly correlates with the amount of time and energy that I put into social media promotion. So, follow us, tell your friends to follow us, and let’s have a great year!
Listen better – I’ve been working on this a lot in the last year when I noticed that I would sometimes cut people off before they finished speaking when I thought I had gotten the gist of what they were saying. I realized then how often people did it to me as well, so I want to work on that.
Learn a new woodworking skill – I’ve been learning so much in the last couple of years with my building and have really “built” my abilities up, but I want to learn something new that is very different. I don’t know if it will be from getting a new tool or trying to create a new custom project, but I want to expand my universe.
Writing – I had this last year and did basically nothing on my personal writing project. It’s now or never. If I don’t start spending at least an hour a week working on it, I’m going to cancel it forever.
| || || || |