Once upon a time, the year 2000 seemed like a million miles away, let alone 2016. It still feels kinda weird. But it’s here! And we have to deal with it! I have my plans. Of course I do 🙂
- Mostly I just want to stay on this trajectory of normality I’ve been on. I want things to stay fine and good for a while. Drama is exhausting!
- I’ll be continuing to save with Bank of Sister, for an extended UK Games Expo trip in June, for a hopeful trip back to Vegas in October, and for just general saving purposes.
- I’ll be doing a little saving experiment on my own too. I saw a thing online about rounding down your bank account to the nearest £10 at the start of each week – putting the money into a savings account. I can’t really afford to do that, but I am going to round down to the nearest £1. It won’t save a million, but the real test is me leaving it in the savings account.
- I’m going to attempt to cross at least one thing off my Bucket List a week. There’s a lot of simple things on there that just need me to buckle down and get on with them.
- I’m going to be doing the Year of Stitch that Bad Ass Cross Stitch posted in 2015.
- I had planned to watch the Movie of the Week as mentioned in the Reddit subreddit r/movies each week, but I’m having trouble finding them. I don’t know if they do them anymore. A bit more investigation is required.
- I’ve enacted a Smile Jar. I heard someone mention this at a knitting group I went to. They have a jar on their dining table and every time something makes them smile they drop a penny in. When she’s feeling down, she can look at the jar and realise that life isn’t all crap after all.
- Stash busting. I have a LOT of yarn. I want to have less of it by the end of the year. A big chunk of my yarn is for works in progress, so they don’t count. But I’ve sorted and counted up all the other balls – there are 275. My goal for the year is to end up with less than 50% of that. Notice that I haven’t said “use up”. I’m not stopping myself buying any yarn, as long as I use lots up. And I have lots of plans for using up said yarn – including finishing off some of my blankets, making some premie quilts for charity, making stock for the store, and the final challenge for the year.
- WIP busting. I have a LOT of wips. (“Works in progress” for the uninitiated). At the time of writing this blog post I have 31. I’m not going to stop starting new projects… I’m a known sufferer of Startitis, but I intend to end each month with fewer wips than I started with, and by the end of the year I’d like to have less than 50% of the starting total. (I’d like additionally to have finished at least 50% of the wips I started the year with). I have all of this in lists, of course 🙂
I’d really like to find some kind of romantic connection this year too, I’m getting a bit lonely. But I’m not exactly going to make that a yearly challenge 🙂