I started pinning stuff for Easter yesterday. No bull! I was on Pinterest looking for inspiration for some kids activities when I started spotting pictures of ideas for Easter. So suddenly I was all "I'll Pin that" and 'I'll pin that too' and "oh I'll pin that thank you very much". I even threw in a couple of Valentines pins for good measure.
News Years Resolution Number one - to not look to far to the future ....... Dust!
I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I'm learning, metamorphosing. I am a work in progress.
I totally suck at the Resolutions gig. Hence why I haven't really set any for myself this year. I have plans and dreams, but as soon as I label them as a resolution, I am setting myself up for failure. I'm not being pessimistic, just a realist and I know that the dreams that come true for me are the ones that are fueled by a powerful longing in my heart - not a stenchy guilt trip.
The break over Christmas and New Years gave me the opportunity to take some time, some time to clean up the mess the kids spread from room to room, then re-clean it again when they discovered a clean room to mess up, spend a small fortune shopping in the post Christmas Sales ..... oh and to think. Long quiet moments of reflection.
I thought about 2012 and the challenges it brought and I came to the conclusion that most of those challenges were self inflicted. I over commit, over think and over compromise. Bit of a theme happening right?
So this year I am getting back to basics. Simple pleasures and simple joys.
Less spending *eeeeeeek* and more thrifting and creating. Less organising and more spontaneity will be in our lives.
Work and blogging will be carefully balanced to ensure that not a moment is stolen from my time spent with my family and guilt will be a thing of the past.
I will speak more of my mind, carefully and thoughtfully but honestly.
I will read more, laugh more and listen to more music. I will feed my soul.
I will go for more long bike rides and look around, really look around and appreciate all the beauty I have at my fingertips.
I will listen to my children, undistracted and with my full attention. I will hug my husband more and thank him for all that he does for me, for us.
I will take more time to spend with my friends, to sit and enjoy a coffee and a conversation. I will reconnect with people who were once so important but I selfishly let slip away.
I will no longer compare myself to the person I think I should be or to anyone I admire.
I will just be.
Oh and I am planning on losing my arse. Yep, that arse is toast!
What's in store for you this year?