Wow, is it possible that 2017 is over? I am having that strange sensation where I feel like this year has just begun but also that it went on forever. It certainly was a busy year. I, however, am very excited for 2018. I am not one for New Year's resolutions, it seems silly to wait to begin work on goals, but this year I am guilty of having a whole list of New Year's resolutions. Trust me, it was quite by accident.
A lot of them have to do with personal health and happiness. I'm not setting out to lose weight or only eat kale smoothies, but I am going to work to make sure I feel my best. Part of this comes from the fact that my son started preschool in August and since then, at least one person in our house has been sick at any given moment. It has caused a lot of things to sort of slip. Another part of it comes from the fact that when I feel my best, I can do more and do it better. Seems rather like a "duh" statement, but sometimes I forget. I am a better person, better wife, better mother, better friend when I take care of myself and I shouldn't make excuses not to just because life feels a little hectic right now.
I'd also like to start expanding my efforts to find something outside mothering to give me feelings of success. I have my blog, which I love because it is all about my favorite thing-fiber, I'm going to open my Etsy store, I'm going to keep writing and sending my work out into the world- so these aren't really new goals but more "keep it up" goals.
And lastly, I would love to look outward a little more this year. As a stay-at-home mom with young children, it is very easy for me to just live in my daily bubble of life in the Simmon's household. I want to make sure I make an effort to reach out to those with less or to people who are struggling. I am not sure what form this will take, but I want to be part of the change I would like to see in the world. Caring should always be a goal.
So, that is my plan for 2018 in a nutshell. I hope you have had a good 2017 and have some positive things to look forward to in 2018. Thank you for going on this journey with me. You have my love and appreciation.
This is still a Rachel Simmons page, it just has more of my world outside of knitting. I hope you enjoy!