So here's the thing: I am 100% rubbish at resolutions. Oh, I'm pretty darn great at making them, but my follow-through?
[insert giant raspberry sound followed by an even bigger womp womp]
Last year's label--THE YEAR OF DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY--resulted in...doing things the same old crummy way. I had great intentions and great expectations, but a bad combo of lack of discipline + lack of motivation has left me looking back on 2014 with a good deal of frustration. And you know what? I'm so, so tired of that. Tired of frequently dropping the ball, tired of wasting my time and energy on meaningless things, but more than all that, I'm tired of beating myself up over it.
Enter the Rememberlutions Jar!!!
Next year at this time, when the ball drops and we close the door on 2015, wouldn't it be wonderful to look back on all of the good things--big, small, or in between--that took place throughout the year? To step into the new year on a high note?
For my own sanity and well-being, I need to start caring more about the things that matter and less about the things that don't. Jotting down and collecting all the stuff that makes me proud and makes me smile throughout the year seems like a great gift to give myself on the last day of 2015. (Second only to my favourite gift of all: BOOOOOOOOKS. Because obviously.)
Erin has been here all week, so we thought the final day of 2014 was the perfect time to get crafty and do this fun project:
"There were some moments
one wished to remember,
to imprint upon one's mind,
that the memory might be taken out later,
like a flower pressed
between the pages of a book,
and admired and recollected anew."
- Cassandra Clare -
My first happy thing of 2015 is:
Wishing you a Happy New Year full of
many happy things + many proud moments!