Hello, 2012


I love a new year. In spite of the part of me that wants to stop time so my babies will never leave me, I love the fresh start & clean slate feeling a new year brings.

I’ve been thinking about what the new year might bring here to this blog. I miss writing and taking pictures and sharing things in this space. I was looking back through some old posts circa 2008. What a treasure they are to me now! I wonder how I had time to do all that, but I sure would like to get back to it.

New Years Eve we spent in Minneapolis with some dear friends. As midnight crept up on us, we went around the room sharing one resolution for the coming year. Mine was write more.

Have you heard of the concept of one little word? For 2011 my word was “cultivate”. I chose that word because I was feeling the need to be more purposeful and mindful about my life. I liked the dual meaning of the word – a tool to help propagate growth, and a tool for removing the “weeds” that hinder growth. I highly recommend choosing a word as a new year practice. And if you’re the crafty type (or even if you’re not!) I recommend this online class. My word for 2012 is “wholehearted”. We’ll see where it takes me this year…

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6 Responses to Hello, 2012

  1. Anita says:

    My best wishes for the new year to you and yours. Your writing and pictures have given me much happiness over the years and thank you for that. Needless to say I would welcome more of both from you during the coming year. I regret that I am not located close enough to be one of the lucky consumers of the bounty you offer from your farm.

  2. Kris Bair says:

    Best wishes for you and your family in the New Year!!! And I’d love to see more pictures and writing from you – it’s always fun to see them from someone doing something similar to us here in Ohio (trying to raise cattle and pigs) – see the differences in the landscape and the weather. Now I’ll have to think of a word….hopefully not psychotic (which it seems our life is these days….lol)….

    • Kelli says:

      Ha ha Kris, I laughed out loud at “psychotic”! It definitely applies around here as well most days :)

  3. Ted Brewster says: