The New Year – and why I won’t be making resolutions.

My posts are sporadic at the moment. I usually try and update twice a week, and for a really long time, I did a good job at keeping up that pace.

But – as with most people – the virus has begun to shift my priorities, and my habits. I’ve honestly not been sitting down at a screen as often as I was before, so I don’t end up writing.

This is one of those very sharp, proverbial double-edged swords. On the one hand, I’ve not done as much writing as I would have liked, but on the other hand, I’ve been enjoying so many other things – a quiet Christmas, a gentle New Year, and all manner of projects which I had set aside and forgotten about. I’ve rediscovered a love of cross stitch, and of colouring-books – the later being something that I can sit and do with my children for long, quiet hours with audio books in the background.

I had planned to commit to doing at least one post per week this year, but I think, given the need for flexibility and resilience in the face of a changing world, I don’t want to commit to that. I’ve broken other promises I made to myself – to buy nothing new for twelve months, for example (something I want to discuss on here at some point) – and I don’t want to set myself up to fail.

Instead, I want to focus on slowing down – further still – and truly appreciating what is all around me. I want to spend another twelve months nurturing my garden, learning to cook new foods, reading new books, and gaining new knowledge. I’ve applied for University to study Archaeology, and if I get in, I know I’ll throw myself at my studies – one doesn’t often get a second chance to do something as big as a degree, and I want to make a good go of it, should I be lucky enough to get in.

I will absolutely continue to update here, but I’m not sure how often, or even how long for.

In any case, I just wanted to let you know what was going on and why I’d been quiet.

With much love to you and yours in the coming year,

Farn ❤


4 Replies to “The New Year – and why I won’t be making resolutions.”

  1. Farn, I was enjoying your post, and then, BOOM! university!! archeology!! and you should have seen the clownish smile on my face. 🙂
    I hope you get in because it truly is exciting what you are embarking on. I wish you the very best of luck getting in. 🙂
    Concerning not buying stuff for the next twelve months, I have been talking about, well, not exactly your way, but NOT buying what I do not need. My goal is to be as basic as possible, living the most simple un-materialistic lifestyle as possible, but with a lot of space, a lot of outdoor, as possible. Please do update us when you get accepted to join university. 🙂


  2. I’ve never been one for resolutions, either ~ life demands a certain flexibility and response to change and circumstances and it’s a sad thing to end up feeling guilty, frustrated or a ‘bad’ person simply because we broke a resolution. Lovely to have spent precious family time together and fantastic news about your uni application. Good luck, what an amazing thing to do. Above all, enjoy it! 🥰


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