I've been giving a lot of thought to things I would like to change, to accomplish, to restructure.
From a creative perspective, there are projects that have been started long ago, and 2018 seems like a good year to complete them.
The Mid Century Modern bee that I started several years ago gave me not only friendships, but many beautiful blocks. The blocks need to become completed quilts.
Knitting and crocheting are good for my soul. It would be wonderful to have these projects completely finished this year as well.
My first set of socks--long on the bucket list. I have been using Amanda Jean's go-to pattern. I got stuck at the heel section, but all I need to do is give her a call and she will walk me through it. (That just struck me as kind of funny...)
Along those lines, I have long been thinking about the impact of social media and its drain on me, not only in terms of time but also creativity.
So if I were to choose a word for 2018, it would be "unplug." I want to be present, present for my family and friends. Relationships are like plants--you can talk about caring for them, watering, feeding--but unless you actually do it, they will shrivel up and die. It takes time and commitment. It requires making a plan to spend time with the people you care about, up close and personal. It means actually picking up the phone, dialing a number, and talking to that person who means a lot to you, not just texting or emailing. I know it seems a bit ironic that I'm writing this down in a blog post and then sharing it on Instagram and Facebook, but I want to unplug from those things that are using valuable time, and plugging into those things that feed my soul.
How about you? Do you "reboot" in the new year?