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Wednesday, January 4, 2012


With the beginning of a New Year I usually just look at it as just another day and the passing of time.

However, this year I have a wonderful feeling of:

“Anticipation & Excitement!”

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I am not sure why this year feels different to me, but it truly does.

I feel as if I have a renewed appreciation for my life, and all of my many blessings.

I also have the desire to grow as a person in so many areas of my life.

I am older and wiser, and I seem to be able to zero in on areas without too much anxiety, or with an attitude of failure before I even begin.

Part of the reason for this growth is, I have learned to take baby steps to achieve a goal.

In the past, it seems as if I looked at the whole enchilada, as the saying goes.
I now choose to look at change as small increments of discovery, and accomplishments.

I love the saying, “ I am just going to chip away at it.”
I think of Michael Angelo, and how he chipped away at a huge slab of marble and created a master piece, one chip at a time.

I am not claiming that I will be making any masterpieces, but I am going to, “chip away,” at my projects and goals, one chip at a time!!

In the upcoming weeks we will all be sharing some of the projects, and goals we would like to accomplish.

  If you are like me I am sure many of the projects and goals on our list will be familiar. Chances are they have been on previous list from years gone by. Sound familiar?

That is Okay, keep them on your list and chip away!!!!

I will be sharing some of my aspirations for the upcoming year in my future post. Some of them will be new and others will be things that I still need to work on.

Most, will not be life changing, but things I would like to add to my life or just subtle changes here and there.
They will involve:

How I spend my time.  
Improvements on my health 
How I spend my monies. 
Changes in my home. 
How I take care of my skin, hair and body  
Wardrobe boosters with new items and colors.

 Are any of these items on your list for this year?

I would imagine my list is quite similar to many of your own list. Where we might differ a bit, is in our approach to all of these areas of our lives.

 Whatever you approach is, I  hope you come along with me for the ride because without all of YOU is just isn’t nearly as much fun!!

 Kathysue is:

Enjoying The Process of living her life, one day at a time and enjoying it  along the way!!

BTW: I am guest posting on Marilyn Trainor's blog. She has done a wonderful series of Design resolutions by many different designers. They are wonderful post full of inspiration. Go HERE to read the series.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Great post, Kathysue! It seems that we're all on the same page!! I have a list of projects that I'd like to get to; but, I've learned not to put a timeframe on them! They'll get done, when I get to them...lol!

michele said...

loving this post and your 'tude, kathysue!! i need this reminder and your spirit over here!


The enchanted home said...

Love this postiive message and the "chipping away" adage...I will be doing quite a bit of that myself and I feel like this year is going to be a REALLY good year too. I am making it my personal mission to DO things I have only TALKED about doing....cheers to both of us chipping away at our dreams!

NanaDiana said...

Kathysue- What a great, uplifting, positive post. I, too, am filled with anticipation of what I will accomplish this year. I have some minor health issues that I have to figure out..and then...well, here I come world!

I love your can-do attitude and the thought of chipping away chip by chip to reach a goal! xo Diana

Beatrice@craftybeeblog.com said...

Loved your post! I feel energized and positive after having read it. I think it will be a great year for you.

Kristen | Cottage Modern said...

Kathysue--Thanks for the reminder that "babysteps" are okay, and for your positive attitude toward the upcoming year. Cheers to a great and fulfilling 2012!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Love your poaitive attitude, there does seem to be something uplifting about this new year.

I long ago realized that "steady makes the course" is the best for me. I have found that consistancy, really pays off.

Excited to see what you will be sharing with us.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Here's to baby steps, and a bright and beautiful new year!
~ Wendi ~ xo

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Love the clip! Here's to a great year, one step at a time! Janell

Linda Hartong said...

an inspiring new year plan

laxsupermom said...

I actually haven't made a list for this year, mostly because I failed so miserably with last year's list. Only 1 and a half were crossed off. I love your plan to take baby steps and chip away. Maybe that's more of what I should be thinking about. Thanks for sharing.

designchic said...

Love your positive attitude, and to think I was just wanting to get more organized...

Heather Peterson said...

Hi Kathysue,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! It's fun to read about your perspective on the new year. I love discovering new blogs through comments!



Well girl.....my first goal is to get the wreath off my door before February :).