I hope everyone out there is enjoying the last few hours of 2008. Stephen and I are having a few friends and neighbors over tomorrow for black-eyed peas and collard greens, the traditional Southern New Year's Day dinner. We've asked everyone to write down a resolution to drop into our resolution swap bowl just for laughs and of course that's gotten me thinking about the whole topic of New Year's resolutions.
I'm not the type to get all stressed out about my resolutions, personally. Yes, I make a few that pop up repeatedly over the years, mostly of the get in shape/exercise more/eat more healthfully variety, but…meh. I'm not going to beat myself up if they don't happen. I'm a goal-oriented kind of gal so just making those plans and thinking about them is half the fun for me anyways. I'm a Type A dork like that.
But I listened to Sister Diane's podcast on "Crafty New Year's Resolutions" recently and while she made this recording two years ago, I still think it's timely. Y'all go listen to it if you need some ideas for creative resolve in 2009. I wasn't looking to do anything all that different in 2009, but she's made me decide to resolve something genuinely fun this year and I'm making it public right now.
I resolve to wear something handmade or something vintage everyday.
There! Fun! This will be my way of getting back in touch with my inner clotheshorse now that I'm nearly done nursing our last little girl and won't have to be…well, accessible anymore. Plus, I'll be keeping my recently rediscovered clothes making momentum going.
What about you? Anyone else making crafty New Year's resolutions? If you are, do tell!