It’s not too late for my New Year’s resolutions

That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

I like to make resolutions when the new year starts. Usually nothing too challenging, but enough to give me a little focus on the things I would like to change in myself for the year ahead.  I just didn’t get around to posting anything about them until now. That’s okay, since “not being late” is not one of the resolutions I feel I need to make. When you live on an island with no bridge,  you learn to be on time or you’ll literally miss the boat. I’m usually pretty prompt. I’m blaming my lack of blogging on the dreadful horrible cold virus that knocked Bruce and me out for almost 2 weeks. We’re both feeling better now. Finally!

So, my resolutions are simple this year. I’m only making three. Two are meaningful for my business and one is spiritually important for me.

1. I resolve to drill some rocks (or sea glass) every day that I don’t got off the island. Some days I’ll do more, some days less, but if I’m able to sit down at my drill for a little while every day,  I’ll have an abundant inspiring supply of my own rock beads whenever I need them.



I’ve been pretty good about doing this since the first of the year. When I was sick, my friend Cynthia called up and Bruce told her I was downstairs drilling rocks. Later she said, “You must be feeling a lot better to get back to drilling rocks.”  “Well,”  I answered, “I’m getting there. I drilled 4.”

2. I resolve to get my Etsy page up and going again before the end of this month. After which I’ll add to it at least every 2 weeks, if not more often. This means keeping up with photos of my work so there is not such a daunting buildup of pictures to take. No more static Etsy nothingness for me in 2013!

3. I resolve to practice more kindness in thought and deed.  I’m not an unkind or impatient person, but when snarky comments are running silently through my head, whether directed toward others or to myself, I could stop that bad energy flow with a few kind thoughts.

That’s it. Happy New Year!



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10 responses to “It’s not too late for my New Year’s resolutions

  1. All wonderful resolutions (your “rocks” are gorgeous and look beautiful just sitting in that tray)! Snarky comments made me laugh – I need to adopt that resolution as well! Glad you are both feeling better – nothing worse than a cold that will not GO AWAY!


  2. Ha snarky comments in the head. Don’t take away all my fun! LOL!


  3. LeAnn

    I have made no resolutions at all this year except for some murky ones that are swirling around in my head. I’ve had some sort of virus for 3 weeks now and it’s not been the best way to bring in the new year, I love your resolution about internal snarky comments. It is such a good one. Happy New Year!


    • Barb Fernald

      Wow, LeAnn. I sure understand about the virus that won’t go away. There seems to be so much of that around with the common feature that it drags on and on. I hope you are feeling better and stronger soon.


  4. crnbrycst

    I agree with Roberta…love some snarkiness. Glad you’re both feeling better now!


  5. Your resolutions sound very “doable” and honest. Without going into a long-winded explanation, I’ll just say that my resolution is to “make progress”.
    Happiest of New Years to you & Bruce!


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