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A Project for the New Year

First let me start by saying Happy New Year and I hope that 2012 brings you all that you hope for and may it be better than the year before it. As is tradition, many will make their new years resolutions and work very valiantly towards achieving them. Some common resolutions being to lose weight, quit smoking, get a better job, exercise more, etc. I, myself, have made a few of those same resolutions year after year. But I confess, I have never been one to write them down, take them seriously and then look back to see how well I accomplished my resolutions. To be quite honest, I haven’t even celebrated New Year’s in the past several years beyond staying awake long enough to see the ball drop on tv, if I stayed awake that long. Some will tell you it’s just another day and I would probably agree with them. I also think that going above and beyond celebrating the coming of a new year is just as agreeable. Maybe those individuals are celebrating all the possibilities of things to come in the new year.

This year, I did in fact stay up only long enough to watch the ball drop. However, I had been thinking about what I wanted my resolutions to be this year. Of course, I still have the standard resolutions of losing weight, exercising more and eating healthier. In addition to those, I thought of something a little different as I have always loved to write. I started keeping journals when I was very young and continued until I was about sixteen. After some traumatic events when I was seventeen, I swore I would never keep a journal again and I haven’t but that hasn’t stopped me from writing. Or from buying journals. I love the look and feel and the different shapes, sizes and coverings. The one that I have sitting next to me has a dark aqua blue color with a flower pattern raised on the cover. I haven’t written in it yet but with this new project in mind, I think I will be soon.

So back to the project at hand. A project for the new year. As the blog’s title would suggest, 365 days a year. My goal or new year resolution if you will, is to write each and ever day of 2012. With the help of my blue, flower covered journal and my christmas present (an iPad) from my wonderful husband, I will write whatever comes to mind. It may be that day’s events, special sayings that I like, events from my children’s lives or memories from my own childhood. I can’t guarantee that every day will be a ray of sunshine and full of adventure but I’ll see what I can do to make it interesting. This is, after all, my new year’s resolution.

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