Happy New Year everyone. I’m so grateful that you have stopped by.
I’m doing my usual year end review – more a mental review than anything else….pondering what worked for me this past year, insofar as quilting and writing are concerned, and what did not work. What parts of quilting and writing were particularly enjoyable? What was not so much fun? Can I find some time to learn more about photography? Taking better photos is a goal.
In addition to the mental part of this equation, I really like to do a reorganization of my sewing space, sort of getting things ready for the dawn of a new year. Checking out fabric (do I have enough? yes!), checking out what quilt patterns are have in the works and what stories there are to tell. Physically going through all my folders and papers and business cards and recycling and updating. It’s so much fun and a way to renew.
Besides the usual sewing and quilting and writing, I’m checking in to see what I can do to maintain good health. Without good health, really, what is there?
There are five widely accepted “Good Pillars of Health”.
1. Eating foods that are generally good for your body. (Everyone slips up once in a while, but it’s important to get back on track and eat for the overall health of your body).
2. Maintaining some type of regular, physical activity. (Yoga and walking are it for me – they both help me to get up from my desk and my sewing machine and my couch and move. This one seems to be the hardest one for people to sustain; why is that do you suppose?)
3. Reduce your stress. (So vague, right? How do you reduce your stress?)
4. Maintaining social connectivity. (To family, friends – especially women friends for women)
What steps do you take to maintain good health…stay connected to both your family and your friends? How do you practice spirituality? I’d love to hear from you. You can leave me a comment on my blog – above the post, right under the title.
So hug your kids and grandkids. Let’s plan on making them some great quilted projects next year.
Thanks so much for being here in 2016. All the best to you and to your family in 2017.