2013 – An Awesome Year

Some years are better than others, just like some days are better than others. This year happened to be a great year for me.

  • I got married
  • The wedding went wonderfully!
  • I found a new positive outlook around my job
  • I saw a lot of healthy growth in my family (which lowers my stress levels)
  • The condition of my back, neck and arms has improved enough that I can knit again
  • I got back into yoga
  • I found friendships where before I was annoyed and shutting them out
  • I enjoyed the whole year as a vegan (with some mishaps, as is bound to happen)
  • We got an elliptical and I still use it, 6 months later! (although not very regularly)

While there are lot of things I’d like to improve, I think I have room to be ┬áproud of myself for those ­čÖé

I must confess, I’ve been avoiding setting New Year’s resolutions the past few years. They really seem like empty promises, made to make a certain person who is not me feel better. (And no, it’s not my partner either, don’t worry) But after such a good year it’s hard to not want to make some of those resolutions in an attempt to push myself. Really, though, every resolution ever boils down to:

“Be a better person”

(If you can name me a resolution that you’ve made (no cheating!) that doesn’t fall under that category, I will knit you something. Or make you jewellery. Your choice.)

In conclusion, next year, I’m going to keep trying to be better. And with luck, 2014 will be even better than 2013.

After all, I won’t have a wedding to pull out all my hair over plan.

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On Dreams

Last night I had a dream that I was getting married. In fact, it was my wedding day, and I was getting married at my old university. Sounds alright, right? Yes, it was, until I discovered that none of our bridesmaids had dresses. Unthinkable! So the fiance, the bridesmaids and I all piled in the car to go shopping. The biggest issue? I’m already wearing my wedding dress! I am sitting in the passenger seat, covering my dress with a blanket in the hopes of keeping it a secret from the driver. That dream sequence ended right about the time I realized we had been driving a few miles with my train sticking out of the car door.

And do you know what I surmised about the dream? I am stressed about the wedding. Shocking, right?

There are other types of dreams though, other than the insane ones my head makes up while I’m sleeping (believe me, that one was practically normal compared to the usual). I have discovered that I have dreams that I didn’t anticipate.

Starting this blog has re-introduced me to my creative side, in a whole new way. Sharing what I’ve done, maybe having it help or interest someone else, it’s been wonderful. I’m finding that the more I explore my more artistic side–all the baking, jewelry making and knitting–the more I wish I had the time and energy to do even more of it.

Because I have another dream, that seems very far off right now. And that is to open my very own etsy store. What would I sell? Who knows. Would anybody buy it? Well..that’s debatable. But it’s something I want more than I would’ve thought a year ago. I think I have some fairly good and creative ideas…but my skills need refining to be actually sellable. So all that’s between me and my dream is free time. Which isn’t around in abundance.┬áDid I mention I’m trying to plan a wedding right now?

So, I’m setting a goal: if I survive this wedding planning, that’s what’s next.

What is your crazy (or not so crazy) dream?