New year, new energy. January (like the onset of fall) always brings with it renewed desires to blog regularly, to take pictures daily (with weekly themes, no less), to hand-make everything, to try out new recipes at least once a month, not forget anyone’s birthday, get ripped (but still fit in my dress) by August, start running, kick ass, and of course, cure cancer.
I am not completely mad. Or at least, I know myself well enough to know that doing all of that stuff is completely out of keeping with my own personality. So I haven’t bothered “resolving” to do any of those things. (Nevermind the fact that I hold no truck with new year’s resolutions in the first place.) I’ll hope to remember to carry my camera around more (sidenote: are you proud of me? I actually took the picture that’s in the header!), to be less lazy when it comes to thinking up meal ideas (that or get rid of 80% of my cookbooks, so I’ll stop feeling guilty about not using them) and to be careful to carve out just a little more nonspecific time for myself to just… do. Or make. Or noodle about Doing and Making, two of my favourite words these last few months.
It doesn’t even matter what I’m working on these days: there’s always something, always ongoing projects with loose ends, and upcoming deadlines. Most of them I just let slide into that swampy murk of incompletes, doomed to hang in waiting for months or years until my interests swing back around, or until one of my periodic fits of purging finds the work-in-progress, deems it something I’ll never finish (which isn’t an unfair pronouncement most of the time) and commits it to the trash.
So much work to be undertaken.
So in the spirit of conquering that mountain of Possibles I seem to spend my life trying to scale, I’m kicking off this blog with this year’s theme in mind: No Dead Weight.
I’ve spent quite enough time with a pseudo-blog (can I even call it that if I’ve been neglecting to post for two years?) stagnating away on my registered-but-not-used domain, and the mental weight of what I could and should be doing have got to go. So here we are. (Hi.) I’m hoping to amalgamate the archives of the past 10-ish (! really??) years of my blogging life, and get back into the habit of documenting my days.
If I give up because it’s too boring, I figure that’ll be a pretty good indicator that I’ve got more mountain to climb.
Likely topics to be covered in the upcoming days, weeks, months? My cats, my knitting and other craftage, my wedding planning, cats, my toying with the idea of signing up for Tae Kwon Do and/or yoga teacher training, miscellaneous travels (hopefully with photos), my attempts to reconcile my love of photography with my utter inability to grok the basics of camera physics (seriously, how do I still not know what an f-stop is??), my baking, my cats, and… anything else that flits across my perception.
Hopefully future posts will be a little less All Me All The Time; we’ll see!