It's been quite a while since the last time I wrote in this space. The time flew by, and now here we are, well into the new year. Undoubtedly, 2017 will be a time of change in many different ways, and some of it will be scary and upsetting. I take comfort in knowing that the many can move mountains if their will is strong. And we are many. And we are strong.
As for resolutions, I do like the idea of making them. Not as rules to abide by, but more like guiding principles for the year. A few are worth mentioning here:
- Reduce waste. In practical terms: buy less but better, and mend the things we have. I forsee a lot of knee patches on little pants.
- Make school lunches more interesting. My child's lunches got pretty monotonous for a while there, so any bit of variety will be an improvement.
- Make time for creativity. I'm hoping to put a new set of knitting needles and an almost new watercolour paint set to good use.
- Be a strong female role model. This one won't be so easy, since avoiding conflict, staying quiet, and being nice are in my nature and were reinforced by my upbringing. But with two little pairs of eyes watching me all the time, I am determined to be better.
I'm looking forward to sharing more with you on how things go. No promises, naturally.
Photo credit: For All Womankind.