|Fancy nibbles, per New Year's Eve tradition.|
(Every list of resolutions needs some low-hanging fruit, after all.)
2. Work at making* something unessential** for at least 20 minutes each day.
(* I guess a more common way to say this might be "do something creative," but in fact quite a lot of the process of making something doesn't always feel very creative, and it's that part, that steady making of a physical object with my hands--though all of the somethings I have in mind to make might not be physical objects--that I'm driving at here.
(** It's a paradox, isn't it: 'Oh, but these things are essential to you!' or 'But the world/our lives actually need these supposedly non-essential things!' Well, true. But the point is to not allow myself to imagine that making dinner, say, counts.)
|Getting some materials together for a new project.|
(Ooooooh, doesn't that sound absolutely atrocious? I can't believe I am actually typing my intention to become an epically terrible person out and posting it on the Internet. But, you know, I think it's just what has to be done.)
4. Find an attractive, reasonably priced soap dispenser for the kitchen that actually works.
(Not sure if #3 or #4 is going to be the bigger challenge here.)
|My lunch today. Obviously, I like traditions when they involve food.|