chandelier lit up with a warm glow

Barely two weeks into the New Year and I feel like already I’m behind.  I have a few posts in the works that eventually I’ll get written.  I have some new things around the house to share, a recap of our holiday meals, and a book I just finished.  But, since it is a new year and all, I thought I should take a moment to think about my intentions for 2012.  I really do hate resolutions, because it’s kind of like making a list of all the things I’m definitely not going to do this year.   So, instead I try to put some thought into what I want to do this year, what I’d like to focus on.  Last year, I wanted to focus on just two things:

1. Focus on me

2. Cut down on the crazy

I think I did better at cutting down on the crazy, and it’s a good thing too because 2011 kicked me in the ass.  I worked on not volunteering for things, not spreading myself too thin (since I already was), and trying to let go of people and situations that only added to the crazy.  As far as focusing on myself though, that could have been better.  But, I tried to keep it in perspective throughout the year, especially when I felt like I was barely treading water at some points.  Imagine what the year might have looked like if I’d tried to hold myself to a host of pie-in-the-sky resolutions.

So, this year I thought I’d try to focus on what I’d like more of in my life – as a way of focusing on myself and on bringing a little joy back to my face.   I’ve already wished for what I want, but here’s a recap of what I’d like to focus on for 2012…



Luxury & Warmth



a little Sparkle

I think that focusing on bringing these things into my life (and acknowledging where they already are there) is a great intention for 2012.  What do you want to see for yourself in 2012?

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