Every year, BF and I spend the week between Christmas and New Year's reflecting on the past year and planning for the next. I learn a lot each year and stop to take time to appreciate the good things in our lives. This past year was a very difficult year for many people - and we hunkered down and prepared for the worst - which thankfully wasn't as bad as we had feared. We survived both boys' surgeries at CHKD in February and they're doing marvelously! We survived the recession. We even made some headway on New Year's Resolutions. OK - I didn't lose any weight. But I was very successful on my knitting resolution of 2009 - the Finish or Frog It Friday
This past year, I used Friday as a day to reflect on my WIPs and UFOs. I often would get bored with my knitting and look to the next BSO (Bright Shiny Object) for immediate gratification. This would only guarantee that my WIP would languish in the forgotten object pile with little hope for resurrection. This has changed. As of today, I am slightly more focused on my knitting. I only have 6 projects in my To Do Pile. The rest have either been finished, frogged or put into my Ravelry "Hibernating" mode. When I go to Ravelry to see which projects I need to work on, I only see a manageable number of projects. Six is not overwhelming to me. Six is something I can actually look at and say "Which one do I want to finish next?" I'm down to six projects that I actually want to finish. The oldest UFO is from 2005. I picked it up again this past week and have been knitting diligently on it every day. I think it will be one of my first FOs for 2010. It only took 5 years, but the finish line is definitely on the horizon. That's a great accomplishment for me. I feel really good about it.
So, while I still think I should lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more in the new year, I can definitely tell you that I'll be keeping up with my Finish or Frog It resolution via Ravelry. Would you care to join me? Please check out our group. Hopefully we'll provide the support you need to Just Do It! I know it's been a fantastic change in my life. I hope it will be for you, too.
Best wishes for a very healthy, happy, joyful and prosperous new year!