I did not post last year about new year’s resolutions, which does not surprise me at all since I tend to avoid that kind of bandwagon-jumping. In checking whether I posted about my good intention, I realised that despite my sporadic posting, I have had this blog running for quite a while now. November 16, 2011 to be precise.
I do have new year’s resolutions, the central one being to do *something* with my knitting, to begin the process of taking it *somewhere*. I’m sure a hell of a lot of knitters have this same desire, and I’m equally sure I’m not the only one who has made this resolution. Usually, I would find that discouraging. Usually, I would let that talk me out of even trying, because if so many people have the desire the “marketplace” or whatever will be saturated with people who are trying. Some of them will be more talented, more motivated, more experience, more interesting, just generally better than I am. How self-defeating is that perception? Sometimes, I just have to shake myself. I have to tell myself that if I never try, I will never have the life that I want to have and in order to deserve success you have to work for it! Not everybody gets lucky, most people work their asses off (and most of the people who appear to have gotten lucky have probably put an incredible amount of blood, sweat and tears into their success that just isn’t obvious to the outside).
I’ve also decided to use the try-try-again model of success… which is the one where you don’t beat yourself up when you slip up or get lazy, but instead get back on the horse/bicycle/dogsled and forge onwards. Hey, it works for quitting smoking (four and half years cigarette-free, baby)!
Wow, that was all ponder-y. Don’t worry, the next post will contain actual knitting content!