Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Well Hello 2017...

There's something about the beginning of a new year... it seems so many people get a raging desire to de-clutter, lose weight, make resolutions... start the year with some kind of BANG.
(Those poor deluded people who declare "no new projects or fabrics" really need a reality check!) 
 As it turns out, I'm not really a BANG sort of person... but I do find the summer holidays a great opportunity to re-focus on a few things... and set myself up for a another year of stitching & sewing fun.
If it were possible, the only Resolution I would indeed make would be to declare that I won't spend 9 weeks of winter on several courses of antibiotics! (as happened 2015 & 2016)
I've got some great projects to look forward to for this year, & some other things around my home that I'll be continuing. I look forward to sharing those things with you as the year progresses.

If anything, I want 2017 to be a year about being rather than doing...
Being grateful & respectful, Being mentally present, Being others-aware, Being true to myself.
And a bit more 'smell the roses'.

I hope you all have a great year ahead - good health & safety - blessings of family & friends - little joys every day.

17 comments:

Pamela said...

Being rather than doing - good idea. Happy new year!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Sounds like a good plan. I don't make resolutions either but time to reflect is always nice. Happy new year Anthea xx

Raewyn said...

It does sound good Anthea, I'm trying not to get caught up in too much hype of new projects and resolutions :-) Wishing you a Healthy 2017 !!

Ondrea said...

I never have new year resolutions as you either choose to do things or you don't and it doesn't matter what time of year it is. I hope 2017 brings you better health. Maybe it is time to look at ways of building your natural immunity. Numerologically, this year is a ONE year which means it is all about beginnings.May this new year bring you an abundance of many great things.

gracie said...

I never make New Year Resolutions...I know that I would not keep them. I agree with you, a slower year with being true to myself....Happy New Year to you and your family.

Narelle said...

Well spoken (or typed) ... love your "being rather than doing" xx

Kaylee said...

Happy New Year to you too my dear Bloggy friend Anthea, I hope you don't get sick this winter as the previous 2 years. I don't make New Year resolutions as I don't like putting myself under pressure to stick to them....

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

Well said, hope the Winter of 2016 which was long is soon out of your thoughts and plans for family time and lovely days are ahead of you. Good luck with your sewing projects this year.

Happy days.
Bev.

Brigitte said...

I never make resolutions for the new year, that would take all the fun out of it. The only thing I love making is plans for a new stitchy year.
I think being rather than doing is such a great idea.
Happy New Year, Anthea!

Maria said...

I don't make resolutions either hope you have a much healthier 2017.

Sharmayne said...

Looking forward to the year ahead with you and sure hope you can keep nice and healthy over winter this year!! (me too!)

Kaisievic said...

I love the sound of Being! Great idea.

Wendy B said...

I'm with you Anthea....I'm a slow learner though...only realised this year I need to BE kind to me! looking forward to 2017 with you more! xox :O)

Fiona said...

Happy New Year... all the very best to you, your health and your stitching...
Hugz

FloS said...

I wish you a wonderful being Year !!
Florence

kiwikid said...

Wonderful idea to be rather than do...wishing you a very happy and healthy 2017.

I am said...

Hi Anthea ,happy New Year and i hope 2017 is a good one for you and your family xx

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