Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy Belated New Year!!!

I started out 2012 dancing myself silly at one of the best New Year’s Eve parties I’ve ever attended.  The wine was abundant, the midnight kisses plentiful and the music played all night long.  I arrived home at about 4:30 in the morning on January 1st, 2012.  I spent the day (after sleeping until nearly noon) on my couch watching Netflix, cuddling with the spinster pride and rehydrating.  It was a great way to kick off the New Year. 

Since then I’ve been struggling to write my first Spinster Jane blog post of 2012.  I didn’t want to it to be just another top ten list of what I accomplished, or what I’m glad to see gone, or what I hope to do in 2012.  Yes, taking stock of where you came from and plotting (spinsters don’t plan, we plot) where you want to go in the coming year are important things, but I really wanted to do something different.  And so I’ve been procrastinating because inspiration wasn’t coming easily.

Yesterday I discovered this wonderful post on suzemuse, a blog which I found via BlogHer.  She writes about how instead of New Year’s resolutions she has adopted the practice of choosing three words to help guide her throughout the new year.  I am really rather diggin’ this idea for a couple of reasons. 

First, I’m really good at making resolutions; I’m not actually so good at remembering what they are.  I do usually write them down in my journal and then never look at them again.  Three words, I think I am much more likely to remember.  Second I can just as easily talk myself out of something as I can into it.  Just as there is always a great a reason to do something, there is just as great reason not to.  The three words idea are not specific tasks I am committing to doing, they are there to serve as guidelines instead of hard and fast rules.  I find guidelines a much more attractive idea as they are by nature flexible.  You don’t break or bend a guideline; you just sort of shift it to one side a little. 

I will of course share my three words here once I have chosen them.  I’m getting close having narrowed it down to about four.  So stay tuned for that dear readers and In the meantime I do recommend checking out suzemuze’s blog. 

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jane,
    I like this post! Sorry I have been a bit MIA lately. Brian and I spent New Year's Eve in a Hampton Inn in Ellsworth while he recovered from double open hernia surgery. Needless to say, we barely acknowledged the arrival of 2012, as all of our focus was on simply getting him to be able to walk on his own again. But, he's doing much better now, so I can start to get back to writing and blogging.

    I hope your 2012 is off to a great start! Please be in touch!

    All the best!