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*Stars* & ~Wishes~

I make resolutions every year. I write them down and reflect at the end of the year. It’s a mixed bag – some things accomplished, others left unfinished or abandoned (generally my vitamin-taking!). This year, I’ll keep detailed resolutions to myself, and just share with you a “stars & wishes” list. Stars are highlights I recall from last year. Wishes are intentions for this year. The big and small. The attainable and the over-the-moon. We’ll see what happens a year from now! You never know…

*Stars* (to name a few)

  1. I blogged a month straight in November during NaBloPoMo on my writing blog
  2. I ate gluten-free 100% for a month straight
  3. Two camping trips with a 1-year-old
  4. Bike rides with child in tow
  5. Renovated a dresser with chalkboard paint
  6. Rescued my couch from Sharpie marker
  7. Went apple picking
  8. Sat outside and listened to live music
  9. Did a lot of sewing projects
  10. Had my baby get his first haircut
  11. Was on the radio for the blog!
  12. Created a list of 101 activities for toddlers (most-viewed pages!)
  13. Weaned my little boy (my favorite/saddest post)
  14. Watched my first child grow

~Wishes~ (I give them wings!)

  1. Get a DSLR camera
  2. Then: learn to take better photos
  3. Get to bed earlier
  4. Revisit our favorite campsites
  5. Eat more fresh, organic foods
  6. Watch less TV
  7. Learn to cook Asian food (well)
  8. Find a way to volunteer in my community
  9. Teach my son his ABC’s and 1-2-3’s
  10. Have Baby #2
  11. Reduce my wardrobe to just my favorite items (even more)
  12. Read the Bible with more depth and discovery
  13. Write a children’s picture book
  14. Then: have it illustrated and published
  15. Get a blog redesign
  16. Sing more often
  17. Listen to more music
  18. Worship more openly
  19. Stay active year-round
  20. Learn to bake bread. Yummy, crusty, chewy bread.
  21. Visit a big city like DC or Boston (okay going to NYC again counts)
  22. Be confident
  23. Reduce clutter permanently
  24. Toned arms (I can be a little vain with my wishes, can’t I?)
  25. Attend a blog conference
  26. Get blog business cards
  27. Write more poetry
  28. Write more poetically
  29. Go on more date nights
  30. Parent intentionally
  31. Star gaze
  32. Watch a sunrise (this would be hard for me, I am not a morning person)
  33. Try those shoes with the toes
  34. Live on a farm
  35. Find a bosom friend
  36. Redecorate the house
  37. Read more books. Good ones.
  38. Write more personal posts (like this!)
  39. Explore local places
  40. Have nice toes!
  41. Or: at least always have them nicely painted
  42. Love more
  43. Give more
  44. Remember clearly
  45. Make homemade jam
  46. …keep this list going!

What are your stars & wishes? Share them with me, or write your own post and link back!

Lolita G

Thursday 12th of January 2012

You better not get that camera before we do!!! LOL! Been dying for a "real" camera. *sigh* Nice lists!! :)

Lolita G

Thursday 12th of January 2012

You better not get that camera before we do!!! LOL! Been dying for a "real" camera. *sigh* Nice lists!! :)

Sarah Jane

Friday 6th of January 2012

#35 reminds me of Anne of Green Gables. :)

Sarah Jane

Friday 6th of January 2012

#35 reminds me of Anne of Green Gables. :)

Sarah Jane

Thursday 5th of January 2012

I like your lists-both your stars and you wishes. One of my wishes is to sew more. I now have TWO sewing machines and a month ago did not own a sewing machine. Note to self: If I put something on a Christmas list, don't buy it until after Christmas.

Hope you enjoyed your mini blogging break the end of December. You put a lot of work into the Bloggy Advent series.

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