In less than 4 hours, it's going to be 2012.
A couple of days ago, my friend Melissa shared the link to One Little Word. I love the idea of a word for the year! I've decided that I'm going to use the word "Breathe" as a reminder to find my calm. I look forward to trying out some of the project along the way.
My friend Megan shared the link to Make Something Every Day. I love the idea, but knowing that I'm taking on Senior Thesis in the fall made me feel like I'd be setting myself up for failure. When I mentioned it on facebook, my friend Kim suggested the Creative Every Day Challenge. And that's right up my alley!
I have to admit, I'm excited to get started. I don't know if I'll use the monthly themes or not. We shall see. But I very much like the idea of intentionally adding creativity in SOME form to every day!
So although I'll be working on the ideas of breathe and adding creativity to my days, it's not really a resolution. Just something to look forward to (:
And on that note, I'll share my favorite New Year's status, shared by my friend Paula Storey Trueb:
Recipe for a Happy New Year
Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate, cleanse them completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed from all the past--have them fresh and clean as when they first came from the great storehouse of Time.
Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one tine (so many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day at a time.
Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, prayer, meditation, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing--don't do it), and one well-selected resolution.
Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor.