This is absolutely my favorite night of the year. I know it's silly but this night holds all the hopes and dreams that I've dared to imagine in a brand new, never been touched year. I realize that any day can hold the same opportunities but there is just something about the turning of the calendar year that ignites fresh possibilities.
For as long as I can remember I have been a lover of new beginnings...a new box of crayons, a new school year, new flower beds, new houses and the granddaddy of them all...a whole New Year.
This is the stuff that the dreamer in me lives for. Making lists and plans and setting new goals. I gave up a long time ago calling them resolutions, that term seems to place a period after any failed attempts. Hopes and dreams allow for the chance to try and fail and revamp and try again.
Since this is 2012, I thought I'd list my top twelve hopes and dreams for the year. Of course this list is subject to editing because life never goes according to plans.
I found my pretty 2012 day planner at Target...don't you love it? I"ll write my list inside the front cover that way every time I open it I can be reminded to keep focused on what I want to accomplish and to assess just what I'm doing to live the life I dream of living.
Right next to the day planners at Target was this handy dandy label maker. I think it goes hand in hand with being purposeful about living life. So here's my list...
1. Pray more.
2. Write more thank you cards.
3. Be more organized.
4. Walk regularly.
5. Learn to cook new things.
6. Take more pictures.
7. Spend more time in my studio.
8. Open an Etsy shop or booth.
9. Be a better friend.
10. Spend more quality time with my husband.
11. Be content.
12. Give to others more purposely.
That's it...nothing earth shattering but hopefully life changing for me and those in my sphere of influence. I have been given so much, I really want this to my year to give back.
What about you? Any hopes and dreams you'd like to share? I'd love to hear them.
Have a happy, joyful and content New Year my friends. Thank you for all your encouragement and kind words in 2011.