Knitting swatchA long time ago I gave up making New Year’s resolutions and switched over to giving myself goals. That may sound like mere semantics, but the two things seem fundamentally different to me. A resolution is a destination; a goal is a journey. If I make progress on my goal, I can count that as a win whereas all I can do with a resolution is fail. I mean, I suppose I could succeed, but I haven’t yet. It’s like the year my roommate and I tried to give up complaining for Lent and lasted three whole days. I mean, what are you supposed to do when you can’t even complain about not being allowed to complain?

So no more resolutions. This year I have three goals:

  1. To get more organized and declutter my house and life
  2. To learn to knit and to do Tunisian crochet
  3. To get a more regular writing schedule down

I tried learning to knit from books and with a pattern and the pretty yarn the lady at the yarn store assured me I would be able to do, but she totally overestimated my capabilities. I can crochet like a fiend, but knitting seems to be beyond me. So I decided to take an online class at Craftsy. We’ll see how it goes!

What are your plans for 2014?