I've been hesitant to write a 2012 resolutions/goals post because I am so terribly terrible at meeting my goals, but I figured just taking the step to write them down was better than not. I mean, even if I don't accomplish all my goals for the year, how can I accomplish even one if I don't make any? I've thought long and hard about what I'd like to accomplish this year, and I think another reason that I'm hesitant to declare it in writing is because I'm afraid I'm going to fail at some of the things I want to try. But again. How will I know if I don't try, right?
At first, I thought I would try to knit 12 sweaters in 2012. I mean, it made sense. All the numbers were there. 12 months. 12 sweaters. 2012. I even picked out all the patterns I wanted to make and
hoarded stashed enough yarn for 7 of them. But then I decided that I didn't want to do that. I didn't want to do that because if I didn't accomplish it, I would be a failure. But seriously, who fails if they don't knit 12 sweaters in a year? So I'm not going to say that I'm going to knit 12. But I will say that 2012 is going to be the year of the sweater. I've already started my first one, Aidez by Cirilia Rose!
And no matter how many sweaters I knit, I want at least one of them to be of my own design. I can totally do that.
Speaking of design, I want to publish at least 4 new patterns this year. I can also totally do that.
I want to become a better photographer. That will probably include taking a photography class at our local community college, a resource I need to be taking way more advantage of (they offer a class called Backyard Chickens, how awesome is that?!). Easy!
I'm always striving to be a better wife and friend - to be a better listener, a more caring person. A better person all around. One who exercises even when I don't want to and who eats healthy
all most of the time. I can be that person I'm striving for. And I need to be happy with myself for trying, even if I don't always do my best.
And finally, I want to concentrate on finding a job that makes me happy. Really happy. It's something I haven't had in a long time - a job that I wake up in the morning looking forward to going to. One where I feel like I'm doing more than just going through the motions. It's out there somewhere.
So there it is, friends. Happy 2012! I have a feeling it's going to be a good one!