The start of a new year can be an exciting yet somewhat anxiety-inducing time. Saying goodbye to any crap that happened last year and moving onwards is always a good thing. However, I also tend to make a long list of resolutions that originally plan to make me feel inspired, but usually end up making me feel slightly panicked instead. There is always more that I want/need to do (or stop doing)... Read more books. Exercise more. Call my parents more. Eat more salad. Floss. Relax. Take some classes. Take my vitamins. Cut back on the cocktails. Cut back on the retail therapy. Etc. Etc. Etc.
2013 was a great year overall. Brian and I flew to Winnipeg to visit my family in the spring. We celebrated our 10th anniversary in the summer. We flew to Texas to visit his family in the fall. We also went on a couple of fun mini road-trips. On the personal side of things, I came to the realization that my little habit of just being worrisome has now, over the years, developed into a considerable issue with anxiety. I know that's something pretty important that I need to work on.
That all being said, I have found myself feeling excited for a fresh start (or at the very least, nodding in agreement) when reading other blog posts on new year resolutions/intentions/goals, such as this one, this one, and this one.
Although it’s just getting started, 2014 is looking good. I'm taking a break from jewellery-making for a little while, and focusing my creative efforts on stuff just for me. I’ve signed up for a little painting workshop. I’m learning how to read tarot cards. I’m almost half-way through a new (to me) book. I'm getting back into art-journaling and scrapbooking again. I got a new app on my phone that helps me be more aware/mindful of the things I think about.
I decided to re-start this blog as well. I haven't touched it in about year. I've removed all my old posts and gave it a new, simpler look. I will use this space as a personal/lifestyle blog/journal. I'll share the good, the bad, and the ugly. Sometimes I'll post every day. Sometimes I may not post for a month. No pressure. It is what it is. A fresh start.
Side note: I used to always have "watch less tv" on my annual resolutions list, but since there are just so many good shows on now, I’ve given up on cutting back. Within the last 6 days I’ve watched the entire first season of Orange Is The New Black. I started re-watching the entire series of Six Feet Under last month. I'm also just a few episodes away from watching the entire series of Lost. (Binge-watching is the new black :)