"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." (Oprah Winfrey) These are my niece and nephews, who had a lot more NYE spirit than I did. After reading lots of other creative blogs, I would say people are evenly divided about whether to make resolutions or not. Some people call them "goals," which doesn't sound quite so cheesy. I'm not a big resolution maker, but since I created this blog in part to help keep track of my creative projects, I think I will make some goals for the next year:
1. Master how to knit socks.
2. Make enough recycled purses to sell at a fall craft fair.
3. Open etsy shop and sell purses or other items there.
4. Knit sweaters, make clothes for Sam and Sophie.
5. Continue to make gifts for friends and family.
6. Participate in swaps as I feel comfortable.
7. Continue thrifting. Maybe sell some thrifted stuff on ebay.
8. Knit from yarn stash as much as possible to try to get it to a manageable, storable size.
1. Finish Ed's bathroom: new sink, toilet, paint, shower curtain
2. Decorate nursery.
3. Organize desk area in bedroom.
4. Organize craft supplies, especially yarn stash.
1. Convert to Blogger Beta.
2. Learn how to do custom banner.
3. Make categories.
4. Merge "Spiritual Decorator" with "Spiritual Knitter."
5. Resume "Spiritual Bookworm."
6. Continue blogging.
* I reserve the right to add to these as I think of new goals.
At this time of year, it seems that many bloggers also reevaluate why they blog and whether or not to keep blogging. I started blogging mainly to have a space where I could chronicle my creative endeavors. Whether anyone besides my husband, mother and sister would read it never even entered my mind. Here in Chicago I have a bunch of really close women friends, but few share my creative hobbies (except Delia!). Online I have found women all over the world who do, and it's been fun creating that community. I like comments as much as the next person, but I don't really live or die by them. It'd be nice if you'd comment once, so I know who's out there, but don't feel like you have to give me positive strokes to every mitten or purse I post! I also use my blog to post links to other cool things I have seen online, so I can remember them. Thank you to all of you for your great ideas and creativity!
On that note: Don't forget to visit the Kim Family Auction. And thanks to My House is Cuter Than Yours for alerting me that Everclear is going to be in Chicago Feb. 10. Hint, hint, Edmund.