As is custom when kicking off the New Year, there has been so much talk about New Year’s resolutions. I haven’t made any yet, so I’ve been feeling a bit guilty. But really, how many people keep their resolutions? Come on, be honest.
I came across a blog on WordPress called perches in the soul. It caught my eye because I love the poem “Hope” is the Thing with Feathers, by Emily Dickinson:
The concept is that you jot down 52 things (to correlate with the 52 weeks in the year) that you’d like to accomplish; small things that are doable within a day or week and that perhaps embellish your larger plans or goals for the year.
There’s a form to sign up to officially participate, which I have submitted and am anxiously awaiting an acceptance email. But, in the meantime, I thought why not go ahead and get that list started. Whether or not I am formally part of the project it’s a good source of inspiration for the New Year ahead. Below is what I have so far. Stay tuned for the complete list tomorrow, and check out Year Of Lovely Things 2011 for yourself.
- make handmade cards and mail to friends
- try a new crochet pattern
- go on a retreat
- light a candle at church
- volunteer my time
- organize my home office/creative space
- make hot chocolate from scratch
- plan a sleepover with my nieces
- try a new recipe
- make the bed
- scan old pictures
- take a zumba class
- do yoga
- drink lots of water
- enjoy a spa day
- put laundry away (as soon as I fold it)
- make curtains
- start a garden
- read books I’ve bought that are collecting dust on the shelf
- donate to charity
- start a recipe book of family traditional favorites
- cook a turkey and all the fixins for no reason
I LOVE THIS!