Waiting – Could a New Year Be Just Around the Corner?

Waiting for spring...

Waiting for spring…

2013 is on the way out the door and I find myself in an odd restless state of waiting. Waiting… for something. The lengthening days make me eager for days long and warm enough to start planting. A change of the calendar page makes me want to start re-organizing, re-thinking the farm. (A break of a few days was a not-so-subtle reminder that every second of every day does not necessarily have to be spent working…) On a very practical level, we are waiting for visitors to arrive and travelling family members to return home.

After the short break over Christmas, it’s time to think about getting back to work on the newest book project (about trees – I am very excited! Expect some tree photos to pepper posts over the next while…). Though, when I think about work, I feel like I should move my desk out of my bedroom. Feng shui experts would be horrified to see me working away in my calm/resting space. There is a great spot, underutilized at the moment, in my new living room/dining nook where I could get set up. There are huge windows right in front of where I’d put my desk so I could look outside and keep an eye on the hens.

There are projects galore awaiting my attention, but the only way to make real headway is to stop. Take stock. Consider. Plan. And then move forward. See how things are going until the next stopping point comes along. Repeat.

Delicate LeavesSee you all next year!! 

[For anyone keeping NaBloPoMo score… I DID IT!! I can’t quite believe that somehow through all the chaos of this month I managed to spew something every day! Even better than the spewing, though, was the reading and friendship-forming while I was exploring all those other blogs! It has been a lot of fun to discover so many bloggers doing so many interesting things in far-flung corners of the globe. Thanks so much for visiting – I’m looking forward to continuing our conversations in 2014!]

8 responses to “Waiting – Could a New Year Be Just Around the Corner?

  1. It has been good to see the sunsets coming later since early Dec. There are a few more days yet until the sunrises get earlier. The total daylight is longer. Glad for that, too.

    I am ignorant of NaBloPoMo. Briefly, what is that?

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  2. This: “There are projects galore awaiting my attention, but the only way to make real headway is to stop. Take stock. Consider. Plan. And then move forward. See how things are going until the next stopping point comes along. Repeat.” This is what I must do. I have so many things I want to do, to try. I could fill each day with lists. But lists are not plans.

    So glad to make your acquaintance! I wish you and yours a happy new year, filled with peace and plenty.

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  3. Happy New Year! Beautiful pics too

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  4. Thanks for another month of great blogs! Happy New Year!

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  5. yes to this: every second of every day does not necessarily need to be spent working. glad you had a nice holiday 🙂

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  6. I really enjoyed this post! I think you hit the nail on the head with noting that you have to be prepared to stop in order to make progress. It’s natural to feel we must keep running, when really the best thing we can do is stop completely, stand back and take a deep breath. Ideas and options suddenly appear that weren’t there before. I hope you get your new workspace just as you like it, that will be a good move. And well done with completing NaBloPoMo. I did it in 2011 (and loved it), gave up part way in 2012 due to a huge change at home that demanded my time and energy, and didn’t even consider it in 2013, but there is always next year. Good for you! Happy 2014 🙂

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