Aspirations – 16 for 2016

Resolutions are a tradition at the beginning of each new year. For some of us, these resolutions are abandoned nearly as soon as they are proposed. They are too far-reaching, too demanding, too unmanageable, or just plain impossible. It seems that lately however, lots of folks have a new perspective. Rather than definite resolutions, they are focusing on aspirations or goals. Cathy, of Nanacathydotcom, has made a list of her aspirations. For 2016, she has 16 items on her list. With her permission, I’ve stolen this idea, and the following is my version of 16 for 2016.

16 for 2016

16 yoga sessions and walks per month (that is 4 per week – 3 days off, easy!)

15 minutes of meditation daily (personal time of gratitude and reflection)

14 new vegetarian recipes attempted (how many versions of roasted veggies can I find?)

13 new books read (finished!)

12 lazy, do-nothing days (seems like a lot when it’s planned ahead!)

11 pieces of clothing completed for SWAP 2016 (better shake a leg)

10 pieces of cello music learned (lessons begin again soon)

9 sewing techniques learned (is making a muslin a “technique”?)

8 hours month volunteering (so many opportunities)

7 handmade gifts made (make-ahead for Christmas?)

6 outings with mama (every other month)

5 new cookbooks (ethnic, vegetarian, vintage …. )

4 seasonal deep clean and decorative nod (won’t it be nice to honor each season)

3 wedding outfits (MOB dress / mom, bride rehearsal dresses)

2 complete meals planned per week (not just last-minute “here, let’s have this”)

1 convert the empty room for my sewing/dressing room (this is a big one!)

0 excuses (self-explanatory)

Seem remotely doable? Good luck to all who are attempting any form of to-do list!!


Stitch on everyone; even John Lennon did it!