Today is all about my intentions for 2019 – intentions that I think will work in concert with my word of the year – focused intentions sound much easier to keep however, deciding what things will be on my list this year has not been easy at all!
Make with more of a focus. This will mean not jumping on every “new” thing that comes along – which might just be the hardest part of all! But my making has been most haphazard in years past – some with great success and some with epic failure! So, this year, my making will have a focus on things that were on my radar – things that the desire to make has not diminished but has grown! I also want to do more gift and charity knitting this year. And, I am off to a good start on the gift knitting! I have had this mini-set for a very long time and have had absolutely no idea what to do with it, and then I saw Sarah Jordan’s Mini-Maximization and knew I had found the perfect project for it! I made some good progress yesterday which is a good thing since this will be a 30th birthday gift for my daughter next month!
Also, this year, I want to continue to do more sewing! Look for a couple of new cold weather things coming soon and I have plans to make a couple of these t-shirts with my serger!
Move! This quote by Thomas Jefferson is in my planner – “Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” It is a very good reminder to me that I need to move my body! I have even added a “check-in” of sorts to my planner. I am hoping this accountability will help me get back to moving – and make it a permanent habit!
Be a more positive person every.single.day. It is a frustrating world and I cannot change everything, but I can change me by being more positive in all things. I need to focus more on the things I can have an impact on and less on the things I cannot change.
So, there you have my intentions for 2019! My plan is for success and actually make them a part of my everyday life – reminding myself daily of them so that they become a part of me. I think these tie in well with my word for the year.
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Excellent intentions! All the bad in the world can be so overwhelming, especially when you feel powerless, so I think focusing on the small things you *can* do can go a long way toward feeling better about one’s ability to make a difference. I think that’s what I’m hoping to gain from doing more charity knitting.
I really love how your shawl is knitting up! The neons against the black are so striking!
That shawl is wonderful – great pattern, lovely yarn, and the perfect gift! Your intentions also sound wonderful. I’ve read that it only takes 30 days to make a habit and you’re off to a good start!
Best of luck to you, Kat. Love the bright colors of your shawl! I’ll bet it will be fun to knit. 🙂
Good intentions and a lovely shawl!! Love the pink and black together.
Wonderful intentions. And of course the most important one is the hardest! (Number 2!)
I wish you the best of luck with your intentions this year!
Your intentions tie in well with your word. I too am going to focus on wonder rather than worrying about the things that may never happen or that are out of my control. Thank you for your constant inspiration. I bet your daughter is going to love that shawl. Fabulous colors.
I too try hard to be positive! Every good thought helps!
Fun pattern. I just found a set of mini skeins and will try to combine them with sock leftovers. Thanks for the link. Focus is a great word choice as are all three of your intentions. The move one is hard here as our weather makes it way too easy to make excuses! This year I am going to do that one better!
Very good intentions. I really should work on those last two also.
oh boy, being more Focused/Intentional about our making seems to be resonating with a few of us this year. I also want to do more of that with my reading. I love your walking intention – can you get outside for walks this time of year? I find it so much easier to lace up my shoes and go when I’m headed out the door instead of downstairs to the treadmill.
I become more positive when I cut back on the news and social media 🙂 From your blog, you seem very positive to me!!
Ah yes, being a positive person when there is so much negative around you. That is something I strive for daily-and it IS a challenge.