I suppose we’ve got another hour and a half before we ring in the New Year, so here are my New Year’s resolutions:
- Stop buying yarn. I’ve been stocking up for weaving, but I now have over ten pounds of yarn, mostly silk and cashmere, plus another two yarn orders on the way. Enough’s enough. I don’t want to buy more yarn until I’ve worked my way through more of my stash.
- Pay off more debt. I’ve been paying off the debt from my 2 years of unemployment at a fairly rapid pace, but I suspect I could increase the rate by 50% without working too hard. I haven’t had a budget at all this year, and suspect I would benefit from a little more financial discipline. So, back to putting together a budget for this year.
- Sort out my priorities. At the moment I have five projects on deck for the first half of next year, which I think is too many: AIDS Lifecycle (and associated costuming), the Markleeville Death Ride, the book, weaving, and travel. It’s not as simple as getting rid of one of them; the trick is to decide how important each is to me and then plan out my year around them.
- Work on my relationship with Mike. One of the things that’s become clear to me over the last week (when we’ve been separated by a couple thousand miles) is that I really love him and want this relationship to succeed. We’re doing just fine so far, but I want to make sure it lasts…I can see us growing old together, which astonishes me. (Those of you familiar with my dating history, you can now pick your jaw up off the floor. 🙂 ) This relationship means a lot to me, so I want to keep it a priority.
I’m hoping 2007 will be another year of healing for me (as 2006 definitely was), and that, in addition to a prosperous year, it’s also a year of spiritual enlightenment. Hopefully my priorities and “calling” will become clearer.
Happy New Year, everyone!