Pigs Root Forward, Chickens Scratch Back

Here it is...2013. Day 5. Can you believe it? I can't. As a start to the year, I'm working on a new flavor and a new kind of candy to add to the shop. I've made a list of things I'd like to accomplish this year. Last year was jam-packed (no pun intended) with activity and I'm thrilled to have learned so much and completed so many to-dos. 

Many people choose to make plans instead of resolutions. I'm that kind of girl. So, here's my list for 2013.

  1. Be patient with myself and with others. - I have issues with control. (Surely I'm not alone in this.) Now that I'm more conscious of blocked goals, I'm realizing that most of my frustration comes from my impatience with others. They don't do what I would do. Being aware of that and letting go is really going to be tough.
  2. Learn how to sew. - Finding clothes that really suit my personality isn't easy. I want to start making my own clothes. First, though, I'm going to start with an apron, since I use those every day.
  3. Write every day. - I love to write and tell stories. Eventually, I'd like to do more of that than anything else. Practice can only help.
  4. Share what I have learned. - In my 41 years, I've done more than many people twice my age. Ever studied karate at a dojo in Japan? I have. Ever climbed to the top of a mountain in Poland? I have. I think sharing these experiences with others will be a reminder of those moments and work as a record-keeper of the events that shaped who I've become.
  5. Make a move. - Maybe this move is to a new country or city. Perhaps it's just into a storefront or a commercial kitchen. It's stepping out of my comfort zone and committing to follow my dream. Knowing that my dreams change all the time, this is particularly challenging. One day I want to teach English in Spain, the next I want to own a goat farm in upstate New York. I guess I just want to try it all.

What have you planned for the year?