I don't think I have ever been more excited than I have been this time around about celebrating new year. It's silly really but the beginning of a new year feels like a symbolic barrier has been placed between all of the difficult things I dealt with last year and myself, now. Mix that excitement with a lovely relaxing Christmas break and it means that I'm feeling ready to leap into this new chapter of my life with more energy and enthusiasm than I've had for quite some time.
This time last year was right before I started packing us up to move home, the consequences of which rippled through our entire year. Being in January again feels very much like a second chance and many of my goals for the year are similar to the ones I had hoped to achieve last year and didn't manage.
Last night we celebrated with 2012 inspired pizza and our annual walnut boat candle wishes ritual, setting sail a wish for ourselves and a wish for someone else.
What to expect from me this year:
I know I did a lot of this last year and I actually started to annoy myself with it so if you're still reading then thanks for sticking with me!
Knitting is really floating my boat right now, I'm planning to be brave and challenge myself to tackle more technically challenging things.
Less Baking (gasp!)
My main resolution this year is to focus on my health and one of the ways I have chosen to approach this is by moving away from grains (among other things), beginning with wheat. This is excellent news for you if you're gluten/wheat-free or would like to be because I am going to be experimenting in the kitchen with gluten-free baking.
From growing my own to preparing, cooking, preserving and foraging; my goal is that there will be a lot of veggies featuring this year.
My veg patch was a bit of a disaster last year and this time around I aim to spend a lot of my time and energy taking control of the garden.
How about you - do you find the new year inspirational?