One thing about publishing my New Year’s resolutions is that I can go back to them and see how well I did in keeping them. I’m a little afraid to look…
I think for now, I’ll just look to the future and form some new resolutions for 2017. Here are my thoughts:
This past year I was able to travel much more than I thought I would. (I did not expect to go to Japan!) I’m excited and eager to continue traveling in 2017. I have a few international trips in the planning stage – I’ll let you know more as the time gets closer.
I’d also like to be more deliberate in my travel around the states. I have traveled some throughout the United States, but recently, I’ve been more focused on Europe. I do not plan to change my focus, but I will travel more locally when I have the opportunity.
I would really like to improve my knitting this year and have several specific goals in mind. First, I will make a pair of socks each month. Also, I will learn a new technique at least every other month – color work, buttonholes, or entralac are possibilities.
I will make a large dent in the stash of yarn that I have been accumulating. At the same time, I will practice restraint in growing that stash. I think allowing one new purchase for each two stash yarns used sounds fair.
I will continue to provide quality travel content for my readers. I will become more organized so that I am writing some posts ahead, rather than doing them all at the last minute. (I will try to remain flexible, though, so I can write timely posts when appropriate.).
I will continue to mix knitting and travel on the website. I want to visit more yarn shops, become better at reviewing them, and make them a more important part of my website.
I will make sure the content on the site is current and update that which needs it. I will explore other possibilities for improvement.
I’ve decided not to look back to my resolutions of 2016. I had intended to use them as comparison and motivation, but I don’t think looking back will help. I am only looking forward.
2017 may be my best year ever and I will do what I can to make it so. What about you? Have you made resolutions? What will your year be like? Leave a comment below.