Well, here it is December 31, 2013, the end to another year. It's always a new beginning for me, New Year's Eve, because it is also my birthday. This year I turn....49.....GASP! I've been contemplating my resolutions this year......every single year, LOSE WEIGHT always tops my list --- my up and down relationship with weight loss is an exhausting roller coaster. But this year I feel more committed to it. Next year at this time, I will be facing 50 years old. That's a BIG number. I've not always been too worried about hitting the milestones -- they've always been fairly easy, because most of my friends had already hit them (when you are born at the end of the year, you are always the youngest child in your class). But that's not really the case anymore. Many of my friends are now younger than me. 50 just seems so daunting - but I don't really have any alternative, and I want to age gracefully, not fighting it. So I have one year, 365 days to become the person that I want to be. I can look at this situation as the glass is half full --- I'm entering the 2nd half of my life (well, let's hope at least another 30 years!) so why not be the best "me" I can be. I'm going to start personal training in January, get back to yoga, continue with Weight Watchers (which I've been following fairly well for a few months, but not really blogging about) and basically spend the next year crafting the me I want to be. I'll start by reconnecting with the Weigh In Wednesday bloggers, I used to find that a great way to motivate myself and make new bloggy friends in the process.
And, on a business note, another resolution is to put more effort into listing items at Limefreckle. I have so many new items ready to be listed and photographed I just need to schedule some time to work on that. I'll continue with my Etsy shop, and I've been contemplating the idea of starting up a complete stand alone website, so will investigate that option as well. I want to participate in more craft shows this year, hopefully I can find some venues that will work for me.
So, to celebrate my birthday, I'm putting everything in my shop on sale -- 50% off for the next 2 weeks, in honour of my big day! So if there is something you've been eyeing in my shop, head over there now and order it before it's gone. Simply enter the coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY2013 at checkout. The code expires on Sunday January 12, 2014.
So share with me, what are your New Year's resolutions this year?