I rarely get caught up in end-of-the-year reflection. I enjoy seeing the round-ups that my bloggy friends do, showing off their finished projects of the year, or displaying their favorite photos from the last 12 months. But I tend to put the past behind me and try to look towards the future. For that reason I start to get pretty excited at the beginning of the year. Even though I don't read much, I love reading through Denise's book challenge list. And I am eager to see that my feed reader will have daily entries from the Amputeehee this year. It's bloggers like these who set goals for themselves that inspire me. They make me want to be tidier and more organized and thinner and funnier! I will make lists and focus and work hard and turn off the tv and make change in my life! I see a full year of crafty goodness ahead of me. Craftiness at work, at home, and on the Internet. And I remember foreseeing this same thing at the beginning of each of the past few years. Unfortunately, the lists and heady goals of the past got lost on my desktop and all of those inspiring ideas spiraled down the drain of apathy.
So this year I'm going to try something a little different (Good lord, I say that every year, don't I? Please, don't remind me.). Little goals. Little goals with big results. Today's little goal (And by 'today' I mean 'this here goal that is in front of me right now, no matter how long it takes to accomplish it, be it a day or a month'.) is to resurrect the blog. A better blog. A blog with direction. A blog that has goals itself. A pretty thing with nice curves and fancy clothes. So here you are at Exhibit A.
I hesitate to talk right now about Exhibit B. It is a crafty thing, and it has a deadline, however effervescent said deadline is. But now that I have Exhibit A with which I will speak of Exhibit B, I am dedicated to completing this next task. Please join me for the ride to Exhibit B! And beyond!
p.s. Many thanks to my two favorite computer gurus who helped me attain my first goal of the year. Today!