New Year’s Resolutions

This year, I made one resolution… To quit making New Year’s resolutions!

Every year I make these resolutions, I very rarely actually keep them, and then am riddled with guilt because I have not kept them. I have learned over time that life gets in the way sometimes, and that making resolutions because you think you should have them is not the same as making them because there are things you really want or even need to accomplish.

For the past two years, for example, I have resolved to knit only from stash for a while. You can guess how well that has gone!

Would I like to knit from stash more? Absolutely! I have a massive collection of stunning yarns, and it’s sad to see them languishing.

Would I like to read more? Definitely! Again I have a collection of great books that I have not read, but guilting myself into reading them is going to take the joy out of it for me.

Setting numbers of skeins and quantities of pages isn’t going to make my life any better. In 2015, I will try to be more creative, and live my life in a way that makes me happy, doing things that bring me joy. Full stop.

Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year? Why or why not?

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