Thursday, January 1, 2015

Cheers to a New Year!


Last night we had a couple of friends over to ring in the new year (we anticipated a couple more, but a case of strep throat sidelined them).
We snacked on way too many finger foods and drank beer and bourbon while playing a new board game I got for Christmas.
I'm really excited about the prospect for a fresh start with this new year, and I started the year off with some major de-cluttering in our guest room/office/craft room. There's plenty more to be done, so I hope my current "GET RID OF ALL THE THINGS!!" mood sticks with me at least through the weekend. We spent time yesterday organizing kitchen gadgets, too, so all this progress feels really good!
I've got a few goals for myself this year. My biggest is probably to be more present and purposeful. All too often I feel like I'm just drifting along. I have a hard time focusing on events and conversations and have a hard time listening, internalizing, and remembering things. It feels as though I'm just half-assing a lot of things, thereby missing out on a lot of rich experiences. I'd like to pay closer attention to things and people, to engage more fully in events and activities. I want to live life more fully and stop phoning it in as I feel I have been. I have a lot to be thankful for, and a lot of amazing people in my life, and I feel like I take a lot for granted, at least through my actions and behaviors. One small change at a time, I'd like to get away from that. Along with that overarching resolution come smaller goals I'd like to flesh out over the coming days and weeks.
What are your resolutions for 2015?