i am ringing in 2011 in northern michigan with my parents, my sister and her fiance, and my dear c. i feel pretty content as 2010 comes to an end. i hope you do too. happy new year, a spot of whimsy readers!
i have an assignment for you all - don't worry, it's not mandatory - but it is extremely helpful for those who like the idea of resolutions but find them trite or simply difficult to keep throughout a 12-month period. jess of makeunder my life suggests writing an "intentions letter" to your future self, stating, in the past tense, all that you will accomplish during the coming year. she posted this explanation last january (and this recap earlier this month), and it easily convinced me to write my own for 2010. i reviewed it twice throughout the year, seeing what i had done and what i needed to refocus on, and in the next few days i'll be rereading it for the last time, reflecting on how it went, and then sitting down to write my 2011 letter. i credit this letter with giving me the push and the courage to start this here little blog, so i'm a big fan of the process and of jess for sharing it!