Friday, January 4, 2008

Know Thyself


I usually happily make New Year's resolutions. I don't always accomplish all of them I make but I think that, I have done pretty well by them. Some past resolutions and goals have included finishing the elusive college degree, buying a house, remodelling projects, reminders to take care of myself or how I want to live. This year, however, I struggled.

My list was well, far from uplifting, inspiring or even fun. Oh, I had the usual carryovers to lose weight, exercise, keep the house organized and decluttered, keep finances organized, don't waste food (I can't believe how much I throw away), save money... I shuddered. Surely, this couldn't be my list. I fiddled with it a little. I added eat healthier food, get that toned, dancer's body back (hah, fat chance!), simplify life, finish the garden (unfortunately, conflicts with saving money). All good but still not anything interesting or inspiring. Nothing for which to strive. I lacked something to strive for. So, I'm still thinking about what I want to accomplish this year. But, in the meantime, I posted this photo of my garden, to remind me that hope springs eternal and soon it will be here.

4 comments:

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Your garden is very pretty! Thanks for you comment on my little blog.

homebody at heart said...

Thanks for stopping by. I can't wait for you to start your new adventure. Good luck!

Maryann said...

The spark will come. Your garden is so pretty and peaceful :)

homebody at heart said...

Thank you Maryann! I love my garden, although it has become a bit neglected. I decided to take a break from home improvement projects and I have always felt that a garden is sort of a lifelong, project.