Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Here we are at the end of another year and the beginning of something new.  Thank the Lord for new beginnings. New chances to learn and grow and create. It's been a year of roller coaster rides at Kathy's cottage, but that is what makes life exciting no?
I have never been one for New Years resolutions. I have to agree with my niece Emily about them, "I'm not into lying to myself", she said at the family party yesterday.  I  was especially impressed with her viewpoint in dealing with them. Her resolution? "I will eat chocolate every day". 
 Amen my dear girl, and Amen.
So in the spirit of new beginnings and not lying to myself here are my non-resolutions (anti-resolutions?) for 2013
1. What you said Emily. About the chocolate:>)
2. I am going  to enjoy every bite I take. I'm tired of obsessing over what I eat. It hasn't helped, but I am going to try to slow down and let my body tell me when it is done enjoying the food.
3. I am going to indulge myself.  I'm not only joining the gym, I'm hiring a personal trainer for a while to help me get the most out of it. It is a splurge, but I'm worth it.
4. I'm going to stop feeling guilty about not having time to meet every need and finish every project. Guilt gets you nowhere, it doesn't finish the project, it doesn't write the post, and it doesn't inspire me to get more done. Enough.
I want to live intentionally this year. There are habits I have fallen into because they are easy. They are also destructive.  Time ticks away year by year and I feel the need to make some changes in the way I view things, in the way I do things and in my attitudes. Never stop growing.
Happy New year to each and every one of you! May it be a year of change, of growth, and of living life to the fullest!


debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Happy New Year Kathy! I love your list of "intentions" for 2013 and I am right there with you!! xoxo Debbie

Cindy said...

I enjoyed seeing some of your projects from the year. They look so nice in a collage like that.
I also like your non-resolutions. We forget to live intentionally - it's a good thing to work toward. happy New Year to you and your family!

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Amen to you, too. Live the life we have at this moment to the fullest. Time does indeed tick away. Happy New Year!

Anita Kehn said...

Yes, yes eat chocolate every day. I do and that is my indulgence that I feel is right and good!! I don't make resolutions either. I just live out loud and when I goof up I try to correct it to the best of my ability and go on. May your 2013 year be full of joy and laughter, Kathy.

Adrienne said...

Oh, I'm with you, dear friend! I love your goals for the year and I've been thinking much the same. Here's to Emily and her plan to eat chocolate every day! I'm joining your group! Wishing you a Happy New Year and a year filled with so many blessings you don't know what to do with all of them.

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

LOVE......this post....Happy New Year Kathy! Wishing you the very best in 2013... ooxx

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Happy New Year Kathy! This looks like a great list. I have some areas I plan on changing this year too....

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Kathy, I few years ago I had a personal trainer and it was great! I was in the best shape of my life. So glad you are going to do something nice for yourself!

I have some things I want to change this year - actually I just want some change!

Happy New Year dear friend. Wishing you all the best for the coming year!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Amen, Kathy! I love your way of thinking ;). Happy New Year!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

I second everything you said! This is my first visit to your blog and it looks like a good one! newest follower!

Auntie Bliss said...

We can all adopt these...very healthy list. Especially that chocolate one...I have a child at this moment lamenting that there is "no fudge in this house!" :)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hi Kathy ~ I followed your link from a comment you left over on Phyllis's blog. :o) Just thought I'd leave a comment to say hello. LOVE your niece's take on new year's resolution! Have a great Friday!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Kathy!
I love your list of resolutions and, especially, your chocolate resolution. I think I'm off to a good start on that one.
We are getting a treadmill for the new year and planning on using it faithfully...and trying to eat less and in more healthy ways.
I am keeping my resolutions to just a few so I won't be overwhelmed.
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
Have a great week, my friend!
Carolynn xxx

Susie Q said...

Happy New Year dear Kathy!

20 North Ora said...

Kathy, sounds like a list of good resolutions to me. Last summer I hired a personal trainer for three months and it was amazing. You have someone to be accountable to and work your tail off. But, I felt better than I have ever felt. So, I would highly recommend it.

Good luck!


Linda at French Hollow said...

Two words: hear, hear. I totally agree with you!