A Cornish New YearMonday, January 06, 2014
Happy New Year!
We've been away, adventuring along the Cornish Coast and enjoying lazy afternoons in front of a fire.
It was time to get away, to recharge, to re-evaluate and to reconsider the New Year. To live differently, for a short time.
Did you make New Year's Resolutions? This year, after much consideration, my resolution is to finish things. Not just projects and WIPS (although there are very many of those waiting in a queue!) but also to stop putting things off. Clean it up now. Make a change now. Do things differently now.
It all sounds like a lot of effort.
But it also feels very important to do this now.
A time, I think, to get back to myself and to sort out all of the yuckiness that happened this year. A time to look at what's important, and what's not important.
There was very little cellphone reception, and we spent many lazy afternoons indoors in front of the fireplace, curled up in a blanket, knitting and reading.
(Okay, to be fair, I was doing all the knitting. My five companions were reading. Technically, it counts.)
Afterwards, there was a lot of mud. There's something very reassuringly earthy about mud.
Who needs TV?
I could have stayed all month, all year. I could have easily given up my job, my commitments. I entertained the idea, briefly, of becoming a full-time spinner and knitting instructor. And why not?
But, this year is taking it's own direction. It has already set off. There are a lot of exciting things coming our way, if we choose to accept the opportunities and possibilities. Where will this year take you?
I've missed blogging, missed your emails and comments, missed this little corner of the blogosphere.
It's good to be back.