Be prompt. After all, it’s two weeks after New Year’s day and I’m just getting around to this.
I’m going to bypass all the usual resolutions. I quit smoking 20 years ago. I have no intention of giving up a few beers now and then. While it wouldn’t bother me to lose 10 ten pounds, it wouldn’t bother me not to. My family and friends are used to my bad habits and I’m somewhat fond of them (family, friends, and bad habits).
Learn something new. I subscribe to Interweave Crochet, Spin-off, and Handwoven, PC Photo, and load up on the ten cent copies of cooking magazines at the library sale. Once a week, try something new. A recipe, a fiber technique, a new technique in Photoshop, mastering forms in Dreamweaver – pick something and give it a try. Take a chance – don’t be afraid to fail (or fall, as the case may be).
Eliminate waste. Don’t waste time weaving, spinning, crocheting, etc, with crappy materials – even for samples or learning. I’ll never like anything I make if I didn’t like the yarn or fiber to start with. Toss that awful cone of 8/2 cotton that I hate every time I use it. Toss that alpaca I bought on eBay and have been trying to salvage for three years. Don’t waste chances to have time with your family and friends.
Don’t waste food by cooking more than we eat these days. Learn to cook little meals -or get a couple of hogs :-).
Laugh alot – especially at myself.