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The Beginning

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential.”

---- Ellen Goodman


I'm always a sucker for a fresh start.

A blank journal.  A new calendar.  A freshly turned garden.  Casting on.

Especially after a rough go of things.  

And 2016 was certainly that.

I spent the day yesterday drawing up a list (as Ellen Goodman so artfully says) of work to be done, cracks to be patched . . . and potential.  So much potential.

I have no illusions that turning the calendar to a new year will bring any magic.  But it does provide a sense of beginning again.  A summing up, so to speak.  An opportunity to assess and reflect and start anew.

So.  Welcome 2017.

Let's do what we can . . . to make you a good one!


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Welcome 2017! I spent the weekend cleaning and organizing, needing a little control over my world and I feel good about some of the steps taken in the new year. Potential is a great word to start the year, as potential is everywhere!


The quote opening this post is genius! I am looking for cracks (in a metaphoric way) but not just listing. Instead I am writing an action plan (just one month at a time) in the hopes that it will work better than the typical resolutions. May the force be with us.


I love the chance for a new beginning, too. Let's make 2017 great and let's start with ourselves!


Starting 2017 slowly...looking around, seeing where I should begin. I've got blank pages I may fill and #pussyhats to knit for friends heading to the march. Looking forward to spending 2017 together. xo


I have described 2016 as a wave that kept tossing about and keeping me from getting my feet planted. I am meeting 2017 with a new attitude!


Hear, hear! I feel as though I haven't had a moment yet to anchor and align myself with this new year, though I have begun to patch a crack or two!! Here's to POTENTIAL... lots of it!

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