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2013 Goals: A Year of Homemade Living

January 10, 2013

I've declared 2013 our year of Homemade Living.

I realize we currently do quite a bit "homemade", however, it's time to stop dipping in our toes and take the plunge.  I'm setting a goal to try 1 new thing a month.

Things such as:
  • Making Cheese
  • Knitting 
  • Making Candles
  • Composting With Worms
  • Although I don't think I'll be getting a beehive this year, I am hoping to get a lot closer {such as getting the hubby on board......}
  • Dehydrating
  • Canning With A Pressure Canner {I've never used one.....could be interesting....}
  • Saving Seeds
In addition to the homemade living goals, I'm hoping to continue my exploration of simplicity.  With simplicity, of course, comes living consciously and being "open".  Open to new ideas, new avenues, new ways of thinking.  I'm pushing myself to try different things - submitting photos to magazines {I've had 6 published so far!}, submitting articles, crafting again, challenging myself and looking at the different ways I can express who I am and what makes me happy.

I've also decided to spend 1 hour a day on project{s} working toward my dream.  I'm hoping this will enable force me to sit down, take a little breather, and focus.  If I don't make a conscious effort time seems to just fly by.  This is the year I need to work harder then ever before toward what I want.  There are changes happening in my work life that tell me I need to prepare myself to take control of what I want the changes, ultimately, to be.

Happy goal-setting!

Happy 2013!

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