the new year::


new year.

Whenever the New Year comes along, I'm always at a loss of what I should write. I'm not huge into making lists, because I never seem to DO any of them (or at least very few get accomplished). But it is sometimes fun to write a few things I am looking forward to or things I'd like to try and accomplish in the New Year. I'm going to start a list of some of these things. Perhaps one of these days when I have time, I'll make a list of things I did last year.
  • Start growing heirloom seeds inside early.
  • Plant an herb garden (mostly, if not all planted in pots).
  • Draft a few patterns and make some clothes to sell from them (wish me luck!)
  • Go back to Shape Note sings.
  • Turn twenty-six.
  • Go to the lake A LOT more this summer.
  • Start running again when the weather gets warmer.
  • Smile often.
  • Keep a one sentence journal each day (or often) of the good things in my life.
  • Take better pictures.
  • Knit.
  • Celebrate my brother and my best friend's weddings.
  • Travel.
  • Try real hard to actually get a banjo and learn it!
  • Wear red lipstick in public (I swear I'm going to do this...)
  • Celebrate my grandmother's 80th birthday!
  • Continue reading for the book club I attend. (Btw, our next book is called "Love Medicine" by Louise Erdrich.)
  • Do something for someone without anything in return -- often.
  • Clean my room. :)
Okay, that's all I can think about right now. I bet I'm leaving a lot out, but that's okay. Hope you all have a lovely New Year's!


  1. Looks like a good list. I still have to work on mine. I look forward to reading about your accomplishments in 2010.

  2. good list! sounds like 2010 will be a good/busy year for you! :) xx

  3. what a fabulous list!! have a great new year!! (i want to read that book club book! let us know if its worth a read!)

  4. My only suggestion is that you pledge NOT to change anything about yourself. And 26 is such an interesting age!! Enjoy, live to the fullest and have a happy, safe and fulfilling 2010.

  5. Good luck with your red lipstick. I am exactly the same as you in this one, I find it so hard!

  6. ♥ HAPPY NEW YEAR to You!!!! :)

  7. I like the one sentence journal idea. Maybe I'll do that.

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  9. i hope you have enjoyed Love's one of my favorite books! your list is beautiful and inspiring.

  10. Thanks for sharing - I love reading bloggers' lists, they're so inspiring! And I hope you love Love Medicine - I read that one in undergrad and it is a beautiful, beautiful book!