Thursday, January 01, 2009
New Flower, New Desk, New Blog, New Year
My husband gave me a computer desk for Christmas. This desk has produced a whole set of challenges for me:
1. It's black. My 100-year-old farmhouse is dusty. I don't think I need to say more.
2. I want to keep the desk and the area around it organized. So, yesterday, I bought the silk African daisy (above) and a small glass vase to keep it in. Nothing encourages me to stay organized and clean more than one pretty thing.
3. Now that I have a clean, organized place to write, there is no reason I can't finish my 300-page novel. And, well, get our taxes filed early.
I like bringing in a New Year with new things. The important thing is to get rid of some of the old stuff, too. Old things, old attitudes, old habits, old excuses. They weigh us down and cause us to look back. The only way is forward.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. Abraham Lincoln