Creative Domestication

Wandering through domestic life with creative flair

What Happened to 2016? Are Resolutions a realistic goal for me?

When I started this blog a few months ago, I vowed to keep it up no matter what.  Well, I meant well, but that just didn’t happen.  So what did happen?  Life, unfortunately. Soon after starting the blog, I went back to work full-time in late October.  After being unemployed for 9 months, I was not very organized and not prepared for how tired I would be.  I was sent out-of-state for two weeks of training and then back for more training on the job.  Then, I had a two-week vacation over Thanksgiving to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday. Not long after returning in December, I got sick and was down for another week.  In between, I tried to get ready for Christmas.  Yesterday was New Years and I just now feel like I have my head above water.  The worst part of everything is that I sorely neglected my blog.  And I love my blog!  It took me so long to be brave enough to start it and I was just getting the hang of it when things just started coming at me.  I can’t say that I will never neglect it again but I hope I don’t, especially for as long as I have.

One of the things I have managed to do in the last week or so is to start a list of my goals for 2017.  Number one on the list is keeping up with the blog and hopefully making new friends and continuing my creative journey.  I have never been one to make resolutions and I rarely have kept up with them for any length of time.  However, I feel that I am part of a bigger brighter world that is the Blogosphere.  It is more than a resolution, it is a dream and a goal and a joy. It is hard to explain the sense of accomplishment I feel when I press “Publish” on a blog post.  I have only been at it a very short time but it gives me a sense of pride and purpose.  I know…yada, yada, yada!!  OK, enough of my excuses, now on to my plans.

I plan on getting my life more organized (HAHAHA!)  OK, I plan on thinking about getting organized.  I follow some blogs that do nothing but teach people to be organized.  I will be trying out more than just a few tips and ideas from them.

I plan on finishing my 4,000 projects that I have started.  OK, it’s not quite 4,000 but when I’m thinking about which one I should start first, it seems like it.  Just to give you an idea of how bad I am, I started writing and working on projects over a year before I actually started my blog.  I wasn’t very good at finishing the projects.  However, the good news is that I have so many started, I have plenty of post topics!

I plan on junking more, gardening more, crafting more and cooking more in 2017.  Ya, those are the easy ones. But they still count, don’t they?

I plan on making more friends, following more blogs and learning new things in 2017.  Ok, that is easy, too.

Well, the good thing is that if I don’t finish the hard stuff, I will still have a whole bunch fun!  I guess I can’t ask for more than that!

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