It’s become a bit of a New Year’s tradition for me to make just one resolution. While of course I’d love to learn to knit and drink more water in 2017, each year I like to take the first few days of January to contemplate which area of my life could use a bit more intention. This year, it’s things.
Oh, things. I’ve got a lot of them. They come and go, some passing through my home in a matter of days, others taking up residence for years, only to be unceremoniously hauled back out eventually. I recently conducted my annual apartment clean out, and was left wondering how I could still have a furnished apartment with all of the things that got donated or tossed. Where does all that extra hide? While I recognize my maximalist tendencies, in the coming months I’d like to keep a better handle on all of it; bringing only things into my home and life that solicit joy and/or function. And there’s my resolution.
SO! Since we all know I can’t resist a list, in the tradition of shifting said annual list from resolutions to reflections, a few of my favorite moments from 2016…
a snowy walk through PVD and cornmeal pancake breakfast in January.
a “cheese cake” and 24 candles in February.
dancing pas de trois, big swans, and princesses through an injury and in April.
a weekend in my happy place with the family of friends for Memorial Day.
watching my dear friend get married at a fairytale wedding in June.
the trip of a lifetime with my best friend in July.
climbing mountains and doing some late summer camping in August.
watching my brother marry his best friend in September.
biking to Bristol for brunch and west side wandering in October.
dancing Allegro Brillante with Boyko in November.