If you have every read my newsletter, you know I am traditionalistic; lots of things our family does repeat year after year; not just in the matter of religion or holidays but in our daily and weekly lives. Come to dinner on a Monday, we’ll have chicken; Tuesday – Tacos; Sunday, we’ll have raviolis with my grandmother’s sauce – another tradition: good Italian cooking.
So in this new year, I am continuing the tradition of resolutions. I am borrowing from something I used to suggest to the kids to do just during the summer: Try Something New. Taking a page from Lisa Halbert, this will be my last year of my 40’s – so I am going to do new things, each month. I may write about them, I may not. But I want to be enlightened this last year of my 40’s. New foods, new places, new events. Sort of breaking from the traditional “things” I usually do…but keeping up with the traditions as well, and maybe making new ones.
Usually, I come up with my New Year’s Resolutions the first week of January. This month it took me all month to figure out what I wanted to do this year.
New this month: I tweet more. I am finding that Twitter is keeping me up to date with the latest trends and I like that.
I also am trying a new style in clothes and a new way to shop for them by StitchFix. A “personal shopper”, who doesn’t know me, sends 5 random items in a box, at my specified time (every month, every other month, etc). What I like, I keep (and pay for), what I don’t like, I send back. It’s “Amazon” simple; especially for someone who doesn’t want to spend time shopping. So far, I like it. Can’t wait for my next box!
If you would like to try it yourself, click here to be referred by Judy