I don't do new year's resolutions.
The first year I was allowed to stay up to see in the new year, my brother, Carl, told me about how people generally made new year's resolutions. I'd just turned nine at the time, and he'd just turned ten. After explaining what a new year's resolution was to me, he asked me if I was going to make one.
"I'm going to resolve to do better at doing what Mami and Dadi say, when they actually say to do it," I replied.
"That's silly," he said. "You're supposed to make important resolutions, like being more healthy and that kind of thing."
"If I can't make the one I want to make, I'm not making a resolution at all," I vowed.
So, here's a question for you: since I don't make newyear's resolutions, have I kept that resolution I made at the age of nine for more than 20 years? Or does the very fact I made it mean I broke it the moment I made it?
Either way, I haven't made one since.
Sure, I've had some goals I've set for things I want to achieve by a certain point in the year, or things I'd like to have happen that year. But not once have I made an actual resolution on new year's eve.
Other than my writing and reading goals - which I already told you about in other posts during this past week, so won't repeat here - I don't really have any goals for this year though.
How about you? Did you make a new year's resolution this year? Or, a list of life changes, or goals for the year?
We're nearly two weeks in to the year now, so... If you did... How are you doing so far? Have you kept to the resolution? are you managing to take the steps you need in order to make the life changes stick, or reach your goals for the year?
I finnished the doll I was making around Christmas. So, here she is:
I brought a little hand held sock loom to try and make some knitted socks for myself, but I couldn't work it. It was too tricky to do without being able to see what I was doing, and all I achieved was a lot of frustration and a tangled piece of wool. So, I decided that wasn't for me, and am going to use the wool I have in some other way.
The weather continues to be extremely stormy, but no more snow has shown up.
I'm a bit disappointed by the lack of snow, since I really do love snow. But at least the storms are great to listen to, and you should hear and see the ocean... It's been really rough!
In fact, here are a couple of photos of it, so you can at least see it. This wasn't one of the worst times either... Just an idea of an average view of the ocean in the past couple of months...
It was my Auntie Lizzie (Grandma's sister)'s birthday on January 6th, and my Nan (Dad's Mother)'s birthday on January 8th.
Nan certainly won't read this, though there's a small chance Auntie Lizzie might. But I'm going to say it to them both anyway... Happy belated birthday wishes to you, Auntie Lizzie, and Nan!