So here we find ourselves at the beginning of a new year and a new decade to boot. Exciting times. Fresh hopes. Clean slates. Revised goals.
With the new year I have renamed my blog, Virtually Sally… almost me is no more. I have decided that I am as me as I’ll ever be. I was lost there for a bit, stumbling and fumbling around in the dark, dizzy and not really knowing where I was heading. Thankfully somewhere in the past six months I found the light switch. I still don’t exactly know where I’m heading but with the lights on I can see the options and at least enjoy the view as I progress on my journey.
Here are the creative goals that I have set for myself to achieve at some time over the next twelve months:
Crochet: make a basket, a blanket, a square dishcloth and a jug cover
Embroidery: become more proficient with stem stitch, shadow stitch and french knots
Gardening: start a native garden at the front of our house
Printing: keep having fun exploring, playing and discovering
Photography: do online photography course, be less shy taking photos and take a ‘tourist’ adventure to a K2 once a month.
Sewing: make at least one thing for myself (to wear!)
As for personal goals I want to take better care of myself. I too easily feel guilty when I spend time caring for myself which is the start of a vicious cycle. I don’t enjoy doing things to care for myself because I feel so darn guilty about it (because I feel like I am being selfish) and so I stop doing them which results in me getting run down and tired which eventually renders me less able to care for my precious family – which is what I want to do best of all.
Thanks so much for being there with me in 2009 – your comments, insightful, funny, encouraging have meant so much to me.
Now its time get back on the road and start sharing tales from my travels, the highs and the lows, with you in 2010… together to the achievement of great things.