Saturday, January 2, 2010

Looking forward

Hi everyone, its hard to believe a new year is upon us already!! I've been spending the last week or so contemplating the last year. So much has happened! Then I thought of something I said to my son that got me thinking even more. My son likes to dawdle...loves to look at EVERYTHING around him and take it all in. Now this isn't necessarily a bad thing, but he tends to fall behind. So one day while we were out, he was falling behind and I looked at him and said "Hey buddy, I need you to keep up. You need to watch where you're going. If you're always looking at where you've been, how will you know where you're going?" That last part is what made me think. If you're always looking at where you've been, how will you know where you're going? So that being said, I have made a promise to look forward. Not that I won't remember where I've been...I just am making the choice that I don't want to live there anymore. Despite the hardships I've faced, I've seen the sunlight peeking through and that's where I want to go, so that is where I will focus. On whats ahead, where I want to be, where I am going :)
That being said, I have set some goals for myself in the coming year. I have made a list of all the quilts I had started before my LCE and am determined to either finish them or purge them by November 24 of this year. I can't help but think about where I was when I work on them, but they're all beautiful and deserve to be finished by someone. I have updated my list on the side to keep track of these. I have also set some personal goals for myself. I have to admit I have really let myself go in some areas and I just want to get back on track. Among these are to exercise regularly, begin reading from Day by Day with your Health Coach (a devotional written by a Christian exercise instructor) and the Bible, to try to save a little money each week, and finally to do a little something everyday that will give me a lift (this could be blogging, cooking myself a good meal, making sure I make time to sew, getting a little trinket long as it is something that gives me a lift). I think these are perfectly attainable and will do my best to stick to them.
Finally, on the quilt front, I have basted and started to quilt the Triple Irish Chain. I'm pretty happy with it so far, and promise to have some pictures to share soon. I also have everything I need to get my string quilt done, and have decided I will also try to get my Black and White quilt together as well. It feels sooooo good to be making progress towards my goals:)
Well, its cold and snowy here today, so its the perfect day to get some more quilting done and that's were I'm headed. I hope that the new year will bring you all much happiness, health and wonderful wonderful things. Here's to looking forward to a great 2010! Warmest country wishes.
Country Mouse


Scrappy-Quilter said...

gosh ... if you look back your post is so much like one a wrote awhile back. I so understand where you are and your thinking on life. I've been thinking that change is a good thing so slowly but surely I am making changes so things don't remind me of my before life either. Let's make 2010 a year of blessings for us all! love and hugs!!

QuiltedSimple said...

Happy New Year to you! What a great post