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I'm certainly hoping for a Happy New Year in 2015! Let's face it, 2014 flat kicked my patootie, and not in a good way. This blog itself is proof that I just spent way too much of the year running behind. Not only was I behind, I didn't get done half of what I intended. How could I be so busy and yet have so little to show for it? I realized I had spent an awful lot of time "meaning to" do all kinds of things, but I never got around to *actually* doing them. I can't tell you how many times those words came out of my mouth over the Christmas holiday. "Sorry, I kept meaning to do that." It was embarrassing. STOP!! Just stop it. Like most folks, I do use the start of a new year for reflecting back and trying to make plans to move forward. Several friends picked a "theme" last year, a word or phrase to act as a guide or goal all through the year. I've decided to try it for this coming year.
Stop Meaning To, Go Do! Several things in December have pointed towards that or something similar being my "motto" for the coming year, including my friend Terri deciding that her phrase for 2015 will be "quit saying, start doing" (sound familiar? I actually came up with the wording of mine before I saw hers, but seeing that she made it her plan for 2015 prompted me to do the same). There was also an amazing blog post by the daughter of a friend (who is wise far beyond her years) explaining why seizing the day may be easier than you think. To quote Miss Haley, "In order to seize the day all you have to do is act upon your list of 'I should...'s. It's simple, but not easy because LAZINESS. It's real. BUT, trust me the more you DO instead of DON'T, the easier and more natural seizing the day becomes." Pretty smart for a teenager! (The whole post is worth a read, if you have the time.)
So what kinds of things
- Eat at home 100 times (we got very bad about eating out in 2014)
- Lose at least the 40 pounds I regained last year
- Throw Luke a Harry Potter themed 11th birthday party
- Have a get-together with my local stitching friends (who I literally haven't seen in years)
- Finish another Mirabilia fairy
So, that's what I mean to do this year. Now it's time to go do!!
Currently feeling: ready to DO!