This isn't going to be a resolutions post ... my one and only resolution for 2014 is to be happy. I watched an old episode of Monk the other day and Randy said, "I made a decision right then and there to be happy and I have been ever since." I may be paraphrasing, but that was the gist of it. Well I've made that decision.
2013 brought a lot of changes and headaches - and I will leave it at that. I started writing this post the other day and had two paragraphs of reflection on this stuff and I've decided ... it's in the past and that's that. Though I am still dealing with some of it, the actual initial issues are done and gone now - so goodbye!
There are some things I would like to do in 2014 and they all focus on the keyword here - which is happy.
Less clutter - its stifling and suffocating. I'm not a "hoarder" in the reality tv show sense, but I'm real good at keeping a lot of crap. Its all stuffed in cabinets and drawers, which makes it real hard to find stuff and its frustrating. I did a good job of cleaning out some cabinets and tossing things in the last few weeks and would like to make this a habit.
Water - I am terrible at drinking water, I get muscle cramps and strain, am always cold and tired. I was doing well at this at work, with those fancy UV filter dispensers and my pretty purple water bottle. Then I got laid off and stopped drinking water again. We all know how important water is - so I won't bore you with the details here.
Blogging - Not just blogging myself, but reading and commenting on other people's blogs. I solved one issue just today. My Kindle Feedly app doesn't open the keyboard when I click on a comments box, well there's this little button for the Chrome browser in there and it'll open the post, yeah its a few extra clicks, but it works! I read most blogs on my Kindle and now I figured out how to comment on it! Yay!
Shut up and do it - Whenever someone asks me to make plans or do something I hem and haw and have to check my 'schedule' - I don't have a schedule. We don't have a dog now either so there's nobody waiting for me to get home to go potty. I often wonder if I have agoraphobia ... When I got laid off from work I started accepting all of my work BFF's invitations - movies, food, etc. and enjoyed every one. Granted because I didn't have to work and commute I had plenty of time now for these things - but I enjoyed them!!! How many other fun things did I miss out on in the past?
Project 365 - take a photo every day of the year. This is something I've wanted to do for a while, but never remember at the beginning of the year ... well I remembered this time! Check it out!
So now that the shoulds are done with - how about the wants?!?!
What do I like to do?? Knit, spin, read, play video games, learn guitar, photography, cross stitch, design knitting patterns, write - so here's hoping you see more of this on the blog in 2014!!
Happy New Year to you and I hope 2014 brings you lots of HAPPINESS!!!!!