Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year! 2008

After many, many years of making many, many New Year's resolutions you'd think I would know better- still I enjoy thinking of this time as a fresh year, a fresh start. The possibilities, the potential. Cruising around blogland, I've read what others are pledging this year- changing bad habits, starting new hobbies, etc. Several were just to-do lists- they were interesting and inspired me to think of what I'd like to accomplish this year.

  • Re-learn to play my flute.
  • Organize two or more field trips for homeschoolers.
  • Participate in at LEAST two ATC trades with the Imagination Tribe.
  • Fold 1,000 origami peace cranes to be given out to friends, family and at peace marches. This is a big undertaking that I'm not getting into lightly- It might take me all year but I'm going to do it!
  • Try very, very hard to take my kids to visit my Aunt Carol in Ohio this summer. This depends on money and our cars.
  • Spend some time on Flickr- uploading photos , visiting others and leaving comments.
  • We're planning to do a "unit study" on immigration this spring , culminating with a trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
  • Find the little booklet that came with my digital camera and read it!
  • Make more time for crafting.
  • Learn more about practicing Mindfulness. I need to be more mindful about what I'm eating,what-how-where I'm spending money , how I spend my time , the kind of examples I'm setting for my boys, being thankful for all my blessings, etc. Basically I feel I need to be more Mindful.

1 comment:

PamelaJ said...

Great resolutions! I am a huge fan of Ellis Island, my favorite trip with a purpose ever -- well, it's tied with the Holocaust Museum. It's fascinating! And would you mind helping remind me to be mindful? Since you're doing it you may remember it more often than I do:)