Let’s give this year a try

It’s 2017 and I’m still here, but I sometimes feel like I’m running out of time. The best course of action would be to form a plan. Can I make a plan without the plan itself becoming my primary focus? Or, is that the point? They say that it’s the journey and not the destination, don’t they? Oh, THEY are wise.


I gave up on making New Year’s resolution. They set you up for failure. I do however, want to make some changes in my life this year. I have MS, so taking care of my physical and mental health should be my number one priority. That means making more time for exercise, and to do that I will need to put my needs before my father’s needs. Taking time to cook healthy meals is another top priority. Next on the list is my creative practice. I want to continue to make lots of art and jewelry. I want to start selling that art and jewelry. As the list grows, I begin to worry that I won’t be able to manage it all. I want to give up before I start.

That paragraph looked like a bunch of New Year’s resolutions to me. I think it will help if I blog everyday. I know, that’s another item added to the list, but I won’t achieve anything if I don’t keep reaching. This year, I’m taking a journey, and I’ll blog about. That’s the ticket!


Beginnings of a mixed media work.


  • Margaret (Peggy) Squires

    I know what you mean about being done with New Year Resolutions.
    Focusing on exercise, nutrition, and creative expression seems like a very good idea, though.
    I was thinking of attacking my excess of Stuff by writing down what I manage to get rid of every day. Maybe I’ll play with that idea but right now it seems like just another chore, and I don’t need one of those.
    I know! I resolve to keep muddling through!
    Happy New Year!

  • Margaret (Peggy) Squires

    Oh, and I really like the look of the beginning of the mixed media piece!

  • It is so easy to create new chores for ourselves!

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