Well it’s that time of year again… you know the time… the time when we make unrealistic New Year’s Resolutions that really don’t fit our lifestyle. Most of us want and need change but we are creatures of habit and fall right off the list and carry on with life.
Diva Dan and I were in the car this morning talking about resolutions and thinking of items we should add to the list. It occurred to us really quickly that resolutions are almost a form of personal punishment. We feel guilty for the first few days when we break out resolution but then get on with our lives.
So I think this year… Why create New Year’s Resolutions when I know I am on a one way freight train of disaster with my ideas. Why not make resolutions that fit my lifestyle but are also manageable without excessive guilt.
Mikey’s New Year’s List for Hookers
- I will not go on a yarn spending diet as I know I will fall off the ‘hook. Instead, I will try my hardest to buy yarn that is on sale and/or I have a discount coupon in hand! It’s a win-win. Win for my piggy bank and win for my yarn stash to grow!
- I will not give up on projects that are kicking my ass. Instead, I will keep trying, ask for help and push myself through to keep my WIP (work in progress) bin low in unfinished projects.
- I will continue to make charity giving a priority with my finished projects. It can make a difference in stranger’s life and give my heart something to feel good about.
- I will continue to think out of the box with colours and ideas. Try new projects that I think are not within my skill to learn, test and feel self satisfaction.
- I will spend the same amount of time and/or more on Facebook learning and inspiring others with their crochet skills.
- I will not apologize for spending way too much time surfing through patterns online to find inspiration.
- I will not justify to anyone that my stash is too big! “They who die with the largest yarn stash wins!”. My yarn is my passion and keeps my brain, body and soul in harmony.
- I will try different yarns to exercise my creativity. It’s easy to judge what you think yarns will do and/or look like. I don’t want to imagine… I want to get my hands around the yarn and find out for myself.
- I will continue to encourage and be as positive as people when it comes to others sharing their creativity with me.
So there you have it… my 10 resolutions that I can stick with, be proud of and are for my own good!