If "Every day is a fresh beginning," quote attributed to the writer Susan Coolidge, I believe, the first month of the year certainly is, too. Big time!
Here we are at the start of a New Year, and I'm back in the blogging world again.
As I recently wrote to my friend Susan, the break from all things bloggy for the past month has been good. I felt a freedom of not having to keep up with it all every day, and yet there was that feeling of being left out or alienated or separated from all the great information, uplifting thoughts, feelings of belonging to a group of kindred spirits, etc. It probably doesn't make much sense to say it was freeing not to blog and/or read and comment on others' blogs, while at the same time missing doing so.
Although a hard pill to swallow, I've come to realize making changes in my life that will afford me as much leisure time as I desire isn't proving to be easy. (Hunh, 'magine that.)
Holing up in my quilt room takes time away from my every day homemaking and routine life on our little homestead which remains very important to me and, of course, is something I enjoy and which does bring me a measure of contentment and satisfaction.
What I have to face is that I want to do too much. I have too many things that interest me.
A goal for this month of January is to avoid slipping back into the all-work-and-no-play day after day routine. I'm continuing to work on it all. I'm a work in progress.
I copied the following from a blog post one of my favorite bloggers, Rosemary Beck of Content in a Cottage, wrote back in 2012. She said:
January is my absolute favorite month
of the whole year. The holidays are behind me
and there is nothing pressing before me.
Perfect for nesting and doing
self-indulgent things like
watching movies, reading books,
knitting, sprucing up my blog,
or anything fun.
So, hooray for Rosemary's inspiring thoughts so well put, hooray for this first month of the year, hooray for new beginnings or for continuing on the path of discovering new ways of structuring each day's hours, and . . . welcome January!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!