A small start to a new year

Why it’s probably a good thing we don’t go out on New Year’s Eve:

What can I say? Loud noises scare me.

We spent our evening flipping between college football, kid’s TV and old music videos. I didn’t have remote privileges or much veto power so I worked on (and finished) the book I was reading. When Flora went to bed, Sean and I poured ourselves a few drinks and had a few laughs while watching more old music videos.

Today has been lazy, but not a complete write-off. We took down the Christmas tree and decorations earlier this afternoon. I made beef stew in the slow cooker knowing I wouldn’t want to come up with dinner after a long day at home. Flora spent most of the day in her new ballerina outfit and I spent most of my day in my jammies. We’re both dressed now, but she is wearing a summer dress that is much shorter than it was last summer.

A perfect illustration of time moving forward.

I feel like I should have all these grand plans for 2013. I’m not ready to make any big commitments yet, but I’m thinking about stuff. I want to succeed with small changes – and honour those successes – before I proceed  to any major overhauls.

For now, I’ll go with this:

8am #photos12 artwork on my desk at work

This is author Ami McKay’s Pledge for Digital Humanity. I printed this image out from her blog post “I’m Nobody! Who are you?”. It’s on my desk at work. I find it inspiring there, but probably need to apply the pledge outside of work too.

That’s a start. Happy New Year.

2 thoughts on “A small start to a new year”

  1. That is a great pledge for 2013. I am focused on doing more listening this year – to myself and others. And doing the things that make me happy and less of the things I feel obligated to do.

    We had a quiet New Year’s Eve as well. But instead of old music videos we watched Aliens. When that movie came out it freaked me but watching it now…I love the cheesy hair. 🙂

    Happy New Year Melissa!

    • Happy New Year to you as well! 🙂

      I may liberate (sounds so much nicer than steal) your plan for doing more listening and doing the things you want to do versus just the things you’re obligated to do. Sometimes my life feels like one giant obligation to other people and that ticks me off.


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