Instead of New Year's Resolutions, I like to set myself up for success and just pick 10 things I would like to do or try in the coming year. If I don't get to them all, that's okay. They roll over to the next year.
2013 To Do List
(I did six of my ten to-do's and a few I want to expand on.)
2. make a quilt
3. grow a cutting garden - done 9/12, it was pretty weak though... need to beef it up this year
4. glass etching - done 12/22 - love this! I'll be doing more of this in the future!
5. coffee brewing classes - done 5/23, it was an esspresso class, would like take a home brewing class
6. bake the perfect whoopie pie
7. start an etsy shop
8. make paper
9. cross country skiing - done 2/18, more of this in 2014! We have the snow for it.
10. cake decorating class - done 1/31, I would like to take the second class
2014 To Do List
(These first four are things I didn't get to last year.)
1. make a quilt - I've seen a few places that offer classes!
2. bake the perfect whoopie pie3. start an etsy shop - well I have it, I just haven't put anything in it!
4. make paper
Some new ones!
5. read 10 classics - (see below) I either don't remember reading some of these or somehow missed them in school. Reviewing the books that I have read, it's obvious I left British Romanticsm dominate my reading choices. all Jane Austen, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights... etc. Looking forward to picking these books up - real books, not ebooks. Like Penguin Classics. I came up with this list by looking up top novels/classics of all time and pulling from multiple sources.
6. ceramics class - I want to learn to use the wheel at Genesee Center for Arts and Education
7. grow things in my greenhouse - I'm going to try some spinach this winter. I'll also be starting my seedlings in there for the veggie garden this spring.
8. learn flower arranging - hopefully I'll have more flowers from my cutting garden this year to work with.
9. plant some berry bushes - I'm thinking raspberry back by our garage.
10 Classics to read in 2014
1. Catcher in the Rye
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
3. The Great Gatsby
4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
5. Fahrenheit 451
6. Animal Farm
7. Of Mice and Men
10. The Metamorphosis