Tuesday, January 13, 2015
2015: My first post of the year
It's apparently the year that Michael J. Fox travels to the future in. . . too. My kids got razors. . . no flying skateboards this year.
The past month has flown by. I honestly can't believe I didn't blog the whole time. Vacation kept me very busy. And by very busy, I mean sleeping in and going to bed late. We've had lots of family time and a really yucky cold bug that my sweet boys passed on to me. Really nice of them, I know.
We went on adventures and watched a ton of T.V. It seriously was grand! I didn't even menu plan until Sunday night and I hardly baked at all over break (shocker!). Yesterday rolled around at 7:00 came so quickly. I think the my body screamed the whole time, all while doing a happy dance that I could get back to a routine. It was the strangest day. But now today is here, reality is quickly being adjusted to, and hopefully the words decide to flow.
I've thought about this post for over a week. I sat down and the words disappeared. So, pardon what seems to be my ramblings at this point.
According to social media I've been told that I should make resolutions, goals, or even pick a word. I have lots of friends that picked words, made cute signs, and I honestly can't think of a word. I made my usual list of goals for the year with my husband that contains mostly household projects that we want to tackle this year.
Last year, I created, and made, and didn't do everything I set out to do. My list was always too long and there just weren't enough hours in the day. That, and I like to sleep. I hate to go to bed, but I love to sleep! Not everything made it onto the blog, but I tried to post things on instagram as much as possible.
This year, I want to strive and enjoy. I want to finish quilts, read more, and challenge myself in new areas. I have a few new ideas to add to the blog, which I can't wait to share with you. I also want to write more snail mail, because it's just awesome. I got a handwritten (and handmade) card in the mail today, and it was seriously one of the best things! I am trying to think of some way to create a challenge out of it. If you have any ideas, message me or comment at the bottom.
I want to build community with the readers of this blog and inspire. I don't know if that's a lofty goal for this year, but I started this blog as an outlet for my creativity after my oldest was born. Next month, this blog will be 6 years old and I am still writing. Pinterest and instagram have come and changed things a bit, but I am still blogging and I love it! I don't blog because I want to brag about what my hands have made, but to inspire someone to reach out and try something.
With that, I am going to go cuddle with my boys and enjoy the quiet that this afternoon has brought.
What's on your mind when you think of 2015????