Wednesday, 4 January 2012

2012? ALREADY?

I don't make New Year's Resolutions. I never stick to them. They're always gone outta the window by dinner time at least. I used to make them, but the only one I ever stuck to was to stop biting my nails. That was, urm, 11 years ago. The last time I managed to stick to one.

In my defence, January is the WORST time to make resolutions! Christmas is over, (ah Christmas, only another 11 months to go. Yes I'm counting down. Shush), the weather is still wet and cold and windy, the days are still short, and there is a total lack of anything to do. Making the resolution to get fit/go jogging/running every day, is just daft. Who really wants to go out in 90mph winds, (yep, we've had them that bad just here in the last couple of days), contend with the rain and sleet, just to get to the end of the road and think sod it? Not me. I'll stay in with my books and old films and antique shows thank you very much!

At least towards the end of January things start to look up. Days get longer, weather usually settles down a bit, AND IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! Ahem.

Rather than resolutions, I prefer to look back on the year, and be grateful for what I have. Meeting new friends via twitter, keeping in touch with old ones, getting commissions for handmade goods from people, spending time in one of the most beautiful places I've seen - Kilchoan, and spending quality time with my family.

Last year had it's ups and downs, but every year does. This year is shaping up to be good, seeing Black Sabbath at Download, (complete with Ozzy) and my sister 's wedding so far, and we're only 4 days into the year!


  1. I like the gratitude path - so reflective.

  2. @Megan (Best of Fates)

    Thanks. I much prefer that to resolutions, it makes me feel good, rather than rubbish for not sticking to them :)