Ix-nay to the resolution habit

Even before reading Jen’s post on Everyday Bright about how huge piles of goals can affect us over-achiever-types, I was just not up to the resolution-making task this year. Last year was fantastic in many ways, and as it came to a close, I realized that I had frequently felt stretched a bit thin. Over-stressed.

I would like 2013 to be different. For me I think that means focusing on fewer things at one time. It also means making more time and space for creative play. I deliberately have not planned out the entire year. To start, in 2013 I would like to:

  1. Spend more time sewing for pleasure. I’ve been rolling an idea ’round that involves some vintage Japanese kimono fabric. I’d like to make some prototypes and see where this idea can go.
  2. Enjoy being with my granddaughter. Oona turned 1 in December, and she is pretty much a giggle-a-minute right now. These precious early years go by in a blink, and I want to spend as much time with her as I can.

So there you have it. My 2013 is not going to start with a laundry list of SMART goals and unrealistic action items (tho “Make a pie every Sunday” just may get on the list).

How about you? Did you make a long list or opt-out of the resolution-pressure-cooker this year?

Happy 2013 AND happy sewing, everyone!

Maris Olsen



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