31 December 2014


I sit here in front of the fire, my latest knit finished, blocked, sewn and edges woven in. 2014 was a tough year for me, and I had thought of grand plans for 2015 resolutions. But it's difficult - with a heavy cold and a house full of people recovering from flu - to care at the moment. And that's when the obvious hit me. Striving for perfection is, in itself, a frustrating proposition. In the real world -  that place with colds, flu, kids who don't do what they ought, last minute things that come up, houses that get dirty, and laundry that needs cleaning, dogs that break their legs or run away - perfection is not an option. So I decided to do something different, and not to care that the first day of the year will likely be spent between the bed and the stove, and without the possibility of accomplishing great and noble deeds.

In 2015, I resolve to learn something new every day. It doesn't have to be a big thing, just a new thing. I resolve to remind myself every day of at least one thing that I am thankful for. I resolve to do at least one solely frivolous thing every day; no one can thrive by only working. I resolve to take chances. I resolve to do my best, and when I don't do very well, learn from it and do better the next time.

Most importantly, if I fall short, I resolve to get up the next morning and start all over again.

Happy New Year everyone!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I love your resolutions. May I steal a couple of them? Life is an adventure - never perfect & seldom predictable. Cut yourself a bit of slack! Good days & good health to you & yours in the New Year.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Sound words; we would all do well to copy you!

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Madeline said...

Happy New Year, dear Romi. And please resolve to be good to yourself, too, and have fun at the same time!

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Happy New Year! These are great resolutions and thoughts to live by. It is so important to fit in something that makes you happy each day aside from work and the idea of learning something new each day is perfect. This was my grandfather's way even if it was an unfamiliar word from the dictionary. Thanks for the reminder! Best wishes for a happier, healthier, and prosperous New Year to you and yours!

4:47 PM  

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