Resolutions are not really for me. I've never kept one longer than a few days, I'm not alone in that right?
But I think the start of a new year is a natural break, a clean slate and a new start. And I imagine most of us are at least giving some thought towards what we'd like to achieve in 2014.
So with that in mind I've made a Teapot List. Things I'd like to do and toast with some tea (and possibly some gluten free toast if you will).
- I'd like to create a photo book with my favourites from 2013, which I'll do when I finish up with my December Daily album.
- I love baking so this year I'm going to get to grips with baking - gluten free. I'm now able to accept that a life long diet without gluten is what I'm looking at and learning to bake with new ingredients is going to help me on that road. And no it isn't just a case of using gluten free flour - if only it were that easy!
- I want to grab all and any opportunties with both hands. I'm cautious by nature and tend to 'lean back' if I don't feel comletely confident in going through with something, but I don't want to miss out. I can't think of any time when I regretted trying something new but I still have some pangs of regret over things I didn't embrace because I was scared.
- I want to take beautiful photographs, I want to feel knowledgeable about taking photographs in any and all conditions.
- I don't want to waste any time in pointless comparisons. I don't want to feel negatively about any area of my life. If there's something bothering me I need to address it and not wallow or use it as an excuse to hold back.
- I want every piece of clothing I own to be a favourite. I want to feel like I'm 'put together' every day and not feel overdressed or underdressed or badly dressed, even just for the nursery run.
- I'm going to learn how to make pretty papercuts.
Losing weight, getting fit, giving up vices; all of that stuff is honorable for sure. But how about making a list of positive things you'd like to make happen this year and making real efforts to check them off? Because making the list is the easy part, navigating your way to make your goals happen is going to take some work. But we aren't scared of hard work, are we?