A blog about creating things and the spaces between creating things
Friday, January 1, 2010
start as you mean to continue
Nothing like starting the New Year on the back foot. The house is a tip. The children are sleep deprived (as are their parents). The garden is overgrown. No New Year's resolutions have been made. I am quite happily eschewing New Year's Resolutions as, in my opinion, they only lead to disappointment and self-criticism. I am not making a resolution to get up every day at 5am to work. I am not writing lists of things I want to achieve in 2010. I am not creating positive-affirmation-mantra-type things to contemplate every morning at 5am. Once I have caught up on some sleep, got the house into some sort of order (with the assistance of its other residents) and cut the grass, I shall endeavour to pick up where I left off in 2009. I shall continue to create space for creating: music, words, things. I shall avoid giving myself a hard time if I am not always able to create as much space as I would like. I shall also continue to remind myself how fortunate I am to have at least some space and time in which to create, and people I love to share it with me, and that we are all blessed with good health and a roof over our heads. Bring it on 2010.