Friday, May 8, 2015

15 in 2015 // A New List for A New Year

sunset rainbow on Crescent Beach trail in White Rock, BC

My last birthday list didn't go so well. It was alright, but I only finished about half, and since I like my goal lists to be realistic, this felt like a bit of a failure to only hit half when I've usually been closer to 60-75% success. Some people like to be wild with their goals, making them huge in their minds, and hitting a fraction of them is a big success, but I'm not that way. Too realistic, I guess, though I don't want to complicate my relationship with what are supposed to be fun and intentional challenges and ways to focus my time throughout a year.

This year I decided to change the amount to something a bit more realistic, '15 in 2015'. I was a bit overwhelmed at the hugeness of some of my challenges last year, even though I was very inspired when I thought about them and wrote them down. This list is a bit more pragmatic, but every item still sounds very fun to me. Some are family-oriented, some are individually minded, a majority creative in some aspect. Some are things that I've put off but want to actually do this year (I'm looking at you, Christmas newsletter). To the list!

1) Take the family on a drive-in movie date

2) Get professional family photos done in the Fall (good thing I've got a best friend who is a photographer!)

3)Turn Ani's bone & shell collection into a shadowbox piece

4) Sew a triangle skirt and headbands

5) Make 'sweet treat' hair clips for Ani & nieces inspired by Hello Shisho

6) Get a dog!!

7) Make calligraphy art (favorite quote) for the home

8) Purchase Anna Koenig (or create inspired by) drift wood installation

9) Hike Deep Cove with family

10) Own and donate to "The Giving Keys"

11) Watch The Sound of Music with the kids

12) Make a necklace(s) inspired by Ship & Shape's Dull Diamond series

13)  Write (and send!) a Christmas newsletter to friends and family

14)  Bake: vanilla bean Confetti Cookies by Joy the Baker (book--Handmade Decadence)

15)

*15 left blank. I'm still ruminating. 

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