Thursday, January 03, 2013

I'm a Dreamer

I don't do New Year resolutions. I've never been good at keeping them so I gave up trying. But this year, being a blogger somehow puts everything in a different perspective.
"A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at." 
Bruce Lee

And talking with another blogger I've realized if I write my 'goals' down, I'm more likely to work harder to achieve my 'dreams'.
"Do all you can to make your dreams come true." 
Joel Osteen

Do you think calling 'resolutions' by different names will make it easier to accomplish them? I do, that 'resolution' word scares the heck out of me!
"Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it." 
Mahatma Gandhi

The words 'goal's & 'dreams' seem softer those pictures you see with the faded edges.
"You have to dream before your dreams can come true." 
Abdul Kalam

But writing them on my blog for all the world (ok, maybe not the whole world) to see scares me, too! What if my dreams seem unreachable to others? What if people laugh at me?
"Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be." 
Joy Page

I've only been blogging since last May, I have so much to learn. But I have enjoyed it and I've already grown a little. The friends I've made along the way have taught me that it's ok to dream, ok to set goals that you may or may not be able to reach. And it's okay to start new adventures no matter where you are in your life!
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." 
C. S. Lewis

And, if I don't achieve all my goals, that's ok too because at least I've tried. And I'll just keep on trying until I do.
"All men of action are dreamers." 
James Huneker

And that is my plan. I am going to make all my dreams come true.
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."
Colin Powell

My word for 2013 is 'Dream'. So now I'll list my dreams, and these will become the goals I will work to achieve for this year.

  • Get working on recycling, refinishing & painting old furniture, starting with the pieces in our home
  • Sell furniture we don't need 
  • Learn to use my new/old router and get new bits for it

  • Start making all those signs I have envisioned, using the router
  • Sell the signs, and gift the ones I plan on gifting
  • Write more frequently in my blog. Start with 3-4 days a week
  • Monetize my blog
  • Finish the main bathroom and repaint (never liked the colour we did)

  • Start painting the kitchen wall, ceiling and cupboards 

  • and install a new floor

  • Rip up the horrible carpet in the great room

  • Learn how to use the sewing machine again and make pillow covers

A lot? Oh yeah...and seeing them all here makes me think I'm nuts! I told you I'm a dreamer, did I set my goals too high? It'll be interesting to check back at the end of the year to see what I did accomplish. I can't believe I've published pictures of the mess our home is in! You can see how badly this work needs doing...this is the year it will get done.

What dreams do you have? Have you set yourself any goals for this year? Do you have a word for 2013?

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  1. Your just like me ! I don't make resolutions , I am a dreamer though and try to get to the things I want to do , but then I just go with the flow . I want to get my sewing machine out and make a trip to Lens Mill get my materials and make my own aprons . I am not a sewer though but what the heck ya don't learn till ya try . I love your photos awesome . Have a good day !

  2. I much prefer the word goal to resolution (that makes me think of the quality of a photo) Dream is a good word to pick. There is always something to dream about.

  3. A goal is something you work towards - even the attempt is an achievement. Good luck with accomplishing what you can in 2013 :-)

  4. Your pictures and quotes are beautiful! Go for it! Nancy

  5. Hi Debbie. Love your word for the year and I enjoyed your beautiful photos and the quotes. I don't make resolutions either but I do take stock of my life and try to redirct my efforts to the projects that are important this year.
    This year I am starting a new project on my blog and I will pick a reader and then pick a dog that needs to find a new home to feature on my blog. This week you are the reader I picked.
    Please feel free to stop by and check out the dog that needs a new home,

  6. Beautiful post!!

    Thanks so much for your recent visit to one of my Blogs!
    I have signed up to Follow you and i hope you would consider doing the same if you haven't already!

    Debbie @ Debbie-Dabble

  7. Great pictures and quotes. I agree with Crafty Gardener, there is always something to dream about :)


  8. Love all the quotes you chose. Good luck with all your "resolutions"! You're going to be very, very busy!!! :)

  9. Amen to all that.. I dragged my sewing machine up from the basement several months ago, need to get into action!

    1. Yes, I agree. I'm looking forward to tackling that machine! Once I do, I have so many ideas of projects to do.
      Debbie :)

  10. I really enjoyed this post! I never make resolutions either, but I always have goals for each New Year. I don't always reach them all and that is perfectly OK, but I need things to aim for. Loved all the photos and quotes, especially the quote by Ghandi.


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