Wednesday, 4 September 2013
It is well over 50 years since I last went back to school but this time of year always seems to me to come with a sense of new beginnings. Back then I always hoped that this time things would be different, that I would be the quiet one instead of always getting told off for talking, that my exercise books would be neat with no blots, that I could in some way re-invent myself to be the person I wanted to be but by day 2, or probably even before, things were always just as before! I am slowly coming to accept who I am (it's taken me long enough for heaven's sake!) but I still feel that it is a time for change and new resolutions and instead of not blotting my copybook or getting into trouble for talking too much now it is rather a resolution to actually do some of the things I keep thinking about doing - I am not holding my breath for massive change but I do hope some of these things might actually happen:
Things on my list then include:
*Living simply accepting who I am
*Finishing some of what I start in the craft line such as a quilt I began months ago.
*Being more creative whether that be sewing, knitting, scrapbooking or even gardening and cooking.
*Going through my recipe file and cookbooks and planning some more interesting menus
*Making bread more often - I used to do it all the time back in the '80s
*Buying more locally and patronising supermarkets less
*Writing more - whether my memoirs or maybe a journal (or even just a blog post!)
* Maybe doing something more with my photographs - might some of the better ones be used for notelets or calendars or...?
*Walking more and using the car less - more bus pass boots and backpack days perhaps!
*Keeping my diary free at least a couple of days a week so that I can do some of the above yet still have time for a coffee with a friend or an outing now and then
Do you feel that this time of year is the time for new starts too I wonder and what's on your to do lists?
Posted by Marigold Jam at 14:38