…And this is 2016

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 🙂

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About Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/doodler/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.
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