Welcome back, everyone. I hope your holiday was a good one, and that you’re having a soft reentry into everyday work and life. I’ve never been a fan of the New Year’s resolution, but I really like this sentiment illustrated by Lee Crutchley.
Do you have a goal in mind for 2017? For my Career coaching site, I’ve just written about transforming the New Year’s resolution into an achievable goal. I hope you’ll check it out.
It’s hard to put a good spin on 2016. Here’s why it’s worth a try. 2017 is sure to be challenging, maybe even more so. We’re going to need energy and we’re going to need hope. With that in mind, I ask you to make a list of 20 things that were good for you this year. I compiled my list yesterday, and to come up with 20, I really had to stretch. But it forced me to remember simple pleasures – like eating Spaghetti Pomodoro and the fact that the transcendent movie, Moonlight ever got made. What’s on your list?
This year by Jack Pierson
Debbie Reynolds, 1959.
This scene is so good. It really captured the vulnerability of 1980’s single life, and Carrie Fisher nailed it.
These were actual instructions read out loud at a wine tasting and art event in Brooklyn. I wonder how it would’ve felt to participate. It almost sounds like fun.
Linger Longer Toast created by Chloe Bass
No matter the weather, I fear this is going to be a cold winter. #thistooshallpass
Visual poetry by Anatol Knotek
I’m not an impetuous consumer. As an avid cook, I love kitchen gadgets, but I restrain myself because of limited space and try to only buy items that I really need. Lately, I’ve been hankering for a pressure cooker since I read from a trusted source that they provide the best results for soups and stews. I also think about getting a powerful lightweight vacuum as an incentive to vacuum more, though really, is that so important? The one household appliance that sits unused in the drawer is my blow dryer. What item is taking up space in your home?
Cross-stitched sculpture by Ulla Stina Wikander