As a brand new year heads toward us, I found an article about creating a Love List. Courtney Carver on her blog bemorewithless writes about how to avoid the guilty feelings of undone resolutions. She suggests making a list of things you’d love to do, rather than use deadlines. By writing down things you love to do, you’ll increase the likelihood you’ll actually follow through.
My friend over at PoMoGolightly posted about Carver’s list, too. She’ll be painting postcards throughout the year because she realized she usually puts up her paints during the school year when she gets busy. If you go to her website and add your address, Bev will paint a postcard and send it to you sometime during the New Year. This way, she’ll continue to do what she loves throughout the year. Perfect idea!
I won’t be painting any postcards, but hopefully, I’ll be reading books, writing poetry, learning more knitting stitches, and playing with the boys. I’d also love to take an online Spanish class in the fall, but I don’t want to add deadlines or put too much pressure on myself. There are no real surprises on this list, but perhaps this means I’m already doing things I love.
One nice thing about children is that they tend to only want to do what they love. When we toasted the New Year with sparkling cider, the boys said they want to roller skate and play soccer in 2015.
What would you put on your Love List?