The Coming New Year and Dreaming of Spring…

So, Christmas is over. How was yours? Mine was wonderful! My daughter and her boyfriend came down to see us, which is huge, considering her boyfriend is allergic to animals. He took some allergy medication just so they could visit us. I love those two. I had both my kids here for Christmas…best Christmas present ever.

I spent yesterday not feeling well. I still am not feeling great. Oh well. More time with my new mattress. 🙂 I really do love it. I have been sleeping so well and I wake up feeling not so stiff and achy in the morning. And my back! So much happier. Money very well spent, in my opinion.

A new year is coming and, this time, I am finding myself starting to plan out how I want next year to look like. I haven’t really done that for quite some time. With RV life, I have found myself just passing from year to year, trudging along, left foot, right foot, without a whole lot of planning to it at all. This isn’t to say that I haven’t made progresses, just that I haven’t pre-planned those progresses and just improved things as I could along the way.

It can be scary to make future plans. Making future plans, even ones no one but me knows about, means there are expectations and the potential to not achieve the desired end results. Though no one may know of the failure(s) but me, it is still a kick to the ego when desired outcomes are not met. I think this, along with how much has not gone according to plan over the last 7 years, is most of what has kept me from looking at the new year approaching and making some firm plans of improvement.

I’m not ready to share what those new year plans and desires might be. I kick myself hard enough when I don’t reach my desired outcomes, and knowing those plans and ideas were out there, that other people knew of them, just makes not achieving them that much more painful. No one else may even consider them failures, but part of me will, and, in the end, that is really all that matters and what is the most damaging. I’m stepping up and facing the challenge of making these ideas come to fruition.

I received my first seed catalogue, yesterday. That was a Christmas gift in itself! The catalogue is marked and dog-eared already. Garden plans have begun. So exciting!!

The lists of soil amendments and other things has begun to form. Mental images of what this area or that one will look like are forming. I’ll have sunflowers, again, this year. I do so love them and their personalities. More wild bergamot. I’d really like to grow some veggies this year. Yep, Spring is firmly in mind.

Have a great day, Everyone!!


About dragonflygypsyusa

Over-thinker with way too much availability to the internet to research whatever might come to mind, amateur photographer, dog enthusiast, learning every day, working on finding my undamaged self.
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