I’m not much of a fan of resolutions because most people forget about / ignore them after only a week or two. Also, I find it difficult to plan ahead since you never know what will happen, how your style / interests will change, etc.
But writing down goals (and making them public!) helps me remember them and ignoring them will be more painful than if they were only in my head. So here are some of the goals I wanna work on this year. I know that I won’t be able to complete all of these (if I did it would be a miracle.) but just working on a couple of these will cheer me up 🙂
I used to be an avid reader but a bunch of readings for school and many new interests has left me with rather little time to read. I’ll prioritize this year and read at least 12 books for fun. I already have a bunch of books on my list (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, At Home by Bill Bryson, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, …) and I’m excited to spend cozy evenings reading instead of watching TV series.
Knit Knit Knit
I finally wanna knit a sweater. And finish all my UFOs (unfinished objects). I only have two or three of these but they are projects I’ve been putting off for a long time because they involve colorwork or other techniques I’m not too fond of. I wish I could put buy only yarn needed for the next project on here but I know exactly that I won’t be able to resist a great sale or some very soft yarn. So instead I’ll put knit 52 items on my list of goals because it will help me reduce my stash and I won’t feel bad about buying new yarn.
The main reason why I put this one on my list is because I miss taking pictures!! The rainy weather in Vancouver is not very motivating and taking pictures indoors doesn’t seem very appealing either since I live in a small dorm. So I wanna take pictures in Vancouver and on campus and art journal more. This one will probably be put of until the summer since I don’t have many scrapbooking tools here. I’ve also wanted to make a notebook with all the items I knitted this year for future references to see which yarns I used etc. Last but not least, I wanna participate in Ali Edwards’ Week in the Life project and make a minibook about it.
There are certainly more items on my list of goals like figure out my future (that’s a big one!) and find and decorate a comfy apartment. But since I have no idea what I’ll do from May onwards, I will keep an open mind and wait what will happen 🙂