There is something about a new year, a fresh start, that invites meditation on where we are in our lives and where we want to be. We make resolutions that get left on the sidelines after the first few months of a new year. One of the best ideas I’ve heard is for a “theme” for the year, that way there is no obligatory trip to the gym, no slipping into bad habits after a few months. Last year the theme was “Excelsior!”. My husband and I were planning our wedding and making decisions that would start us off on the rest of our lives together. I am happy to report that we had a wonderful wedding (and stayed within budget), I began my architectural registration exams, we moved to a new location with more opportunities, and I began a knitting circle at my office that has taken off. It’s amazing what a positive outlook and baby steps will achieve given a chance.
What about this year? Well, onwards and upwards is still the theme of the year, now with visions of paying off remaining debt and completing those pesky architecture exams. On the homestead we are going to get chickens, plant a substantial garden, and maybe just maybe I get to set up my beehive. Personally, keeping a blog with all the interesting things that go on is going to be a new thing for me. I love to observe from afar and it will be a change of pace for me to be more vocal about the wonderful things that go on. Apparently what we do and how we think isn’t considered normal by modern standards, but who wouldn’t love to have their own food and not be worried about when that next paycheck comes in? Common sense just isn’t common anymore so cheers to 2014!