2015 was one of the first years I have ever felt relieved to end. It wasn't the worst year of my life, if I was to think of my life in chunks of 365 days, but there was an undercurrent of bleh-ness to it, a feeling that I've been anxious to let go of and move on.
Some of moving on comes with a change in me. I want to look at things differently, let go of some of the anger and bad feelings I've been carrying around, and frankly, just say Fuck It, and mostly do what I want. I want to be the person I want and not let those feelings and their accompanying bad-mouthing gremlins get me down.
Having the last days of December off of work and hanging out with my family and friends gives me a chance to slow down, relax and envision how I want to approach 2016. I certainly can't determine how the year will turn out, but I can decide what my outlook is going to be and what things I want to accomplish (because I'm the boss of me).
Since it's the thing to do, a few more resolutions:
♥I want to write here a bit more. I say that every year, so this time I'm going to attempt to plan a bit better and think of things to write about. Some will be knitting and ephemera but I'm also hoping to take what I often say on Twitter and turn it into something more than 140 characters.
I did resolve to run 500km in 2015 and made by goal with a few kilometres to spare.
♥I've already set a goal of 600km for 2016. Running is good for my body and my mind so I plan to stick with it. I want to have a few less of those small bars and keep things more routine. I'd like to run a half marathon this year too. Let's see if my body thinks that's a good idea this Spring.
♥I subscribed to Ply Magazine after taking a class with Jacey Boggs Faulkner at Rhinebeck (see I need to blog more and tell you the cool stuff I do!) and have been trying to spin on Sundays to keep up my skills and learn some new ones. I also have a large stash of fibre that is so beautiful and I want to enjoy it. So Spinning Sundays will continue.
♥In 2015, I knit some stuff, but was surprised how many times I didn't knit because I was too tired/angry/drained/done. I would say there were almost no days in my past where I didn't spend at least 5 minutes knitting or on something fibre-related. In 2015, I sometimes went a few days with no knitting and it really bothered me because it's one of the things I do for ME and which I really love.
That's 2015's finished projects. I'm casting on a bunch of things now so I have a knit for every mood. This year I plan to prioritize the little break that knitting gives me and make sure it's part of my day, even if for only five minutes.
I don't want to quantify how much or what I will knit, but instead, make sure that I'm knitting things that make me happy whether it be the process, the yarn, the product, or the time spent.
I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope you have plans for 2016 that make you happy!