New Year, New You.

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As 2012 is coming to a close and I am  taking a moment to relax , I am thinking
about the coming year and resolutions to make. Admittedly, I love the task. I also love making lists, so this is a perfect exercise for me. For me the end of the year is time to take stock. What were the highlights of the year? What goals were accomplished? What do I need to work on?  Since I consider myself to be a work in progress, there is always something to work on. So, with pen in hand and notebook, I start my list. I have  learned over the years not to set my expectations too high and try to stick with 3 or 4 instead of 20.
In past years I have decluttered my house, maintained a budget, started running and became a more creative cook.

As a life-long library user and lucky enough to also work in the library, I regularly peruse the bookshelves in search of inspiration and sometimes the motivation to get the ball rolling. The inspiration doesn’t always come immediately and sometimes just the  cover of the book will inspire me to do something spontaneously! But,I have never walked away from the library feeling disappointed because I couldn’t find anything or regretted taking the time to do a little searching.

So, after narrowing down, I have decided that in 2013, I will make more art, finish a few projects around the house and learn something new each month.

Some of my favorite books that I have used:

Book Cover Artists Way

Book CoverThe Happiness Project

Book Cover 52 Small Changes.

Book Cover Dream it. List it. Do it.

Book Cover Soulspace.

And while we on the subject of resolutions, if you do not already have a library card, you may want to add that to your own list.

 

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