Thirteen for 2013

I have been mulling this over for awhile. This year, 2013, feels like an in-between year. It is a year to prepare for something to come, even though what is coming is not yet revealed. That is just a vibe and I don’t know why… maybe it has something to do with the number 13 and the way some tall buildings will omit that floor.

I’m not one for making (breaking) New Year’s Resolutions, so this list of things that I need to work on in 2013 so as not to waste this in-between year by just hanging out in limbo until next year arrives.

My list consists of more projects than resolutions for self-improvements. Here it is:

#1. This one is kind of personal & I’m not ready to write about it here, not yet… but abstaining from a self destructive activity has to be my #1 priority so that is my #1.

#2. Blog again! Words here & art over there at BeesATC.

#3. To be more open & friendly towards other people.

#4. Finish mosaic guitar.

#5. Finish second/final draft of first book.

#6. Start first draft of second book.

#7. Make myself another 3-string slide cbg.

#8. Dollhouse Project (assemble/remodel kit).

#9. Finish macrame projects that were started so many years ago that it is a wonder the jute hasn’t rotted.

#10. Take better care of me.

#11. Write &/or make art every day.

#12. Reserved.

#13. Downsize again. I don’t know why yet, but I think I should go into 2014 with less stuff.

Okay, that is my list. Do you have a 13 for 2013 list? If so, best of luck to ya & thank you for reading my rambles!

6 thoughts on “Thirteen for 2013

  1. I always enjoy reading your insights to living. It seems to me that the last five years I have just been coasting along in my life. No goals or resolutions but this year I have one desire, prayer, or goal and that is to love others more. Maybe it’s my age but I realize how short life really is and I want to make sure that my hubby, grandchildren, and friends know how much they mean to me. Happy New Year!

    • You are an amazing woman, Barbara. Enjoy every minute of loving your family, although I’m sure they already know how deeply you care. I’ve learned so much about how to be the sort of grandma that I wanted to be by your example. Thanks for reading & may you & yours be blessed with many happy memories from this year to come.

  2. Hi Nancy! I am liking this “13 for 13” list you have here, especially the you-don’t-know-how-old-it-is macramé project you plan on finishing! I have a couple of those that weigh on me now and then. There are a few other things on your list that could also apply to me, like the write and do art every day one. Been falling down on both of those due to the draw of “all things internet”. Between back log on my email, reading about other artists methods of selling online, and playing mindless games….I been slackin’!

    So good to see you have this blog up and running! Should be interesting!
    Happy late New Year!

    • Happy late New Year to you, too! Oh gosh, I’m glad you are reading but I’ve got to warn ya… I do tend to ramble endlessly now and then! But, I need a place to think out loud, write about anything, all part of taking better care of me. When you see how simple my macrame projects are – a jute pot hanger & outdoor rug – it will amuse you that it took me so long. I don’t know how you do all those amazing pieces with so many details, but then again, you are a fiber artist and macrame is your specialty. May we both be blessed with a very creative year!

      Sent from my LG phone


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