Friday, January 4, 2013


 Woodburning by Becky Murphy of Chipper Things 

So this is the new year. And for the past week, I have sat thinking about what my resolutions would be, what words I would write for my first post of 2013. But, for whatever reason, I lacked inspiration; the thoughts and words and resolutions never came.

Of course, there's a whole slew of things I'd like to do in 2013: work on being a better wife, bake more, sew my own clothing, learn to knit, master the manual settings on my camera, eat something green every day, branch out as a designer and artist, become more gracious, write more letters to loved ones. My life is filled with perpetual lists, things I would like to be better at, goals that have yet to be completed.

Honestly? The thought of 2013 scares me quite a bit more than I care to admit. It's shaping up to be a pretty big year for Christopher and myself, with lots of changes on the horizon. We're hoping to buy a house. We're going to be parents. PARENTS!

So this year, I've decided not to resolve to do anything. I'm just going to keep going. My heart is full of so much love, gratitude, growth: 2012 was a wonderful year. I know this year will be even better, as different as things may turn out to be. Here's to 2013!

P.S. Thank you all for your sweet comments, texts and emails about Baby Ross. We really are absolutely thrilled, and I'm excited to share my journey to motherhood. I promise GH won't become a baby blog by any means, but I'll probably be sharing a lot more kid-related things, because a very large chunk of my heart now belongs to a very little person.


Kirstin Anne said...

oh i must have missed the last post! Congratulations! I am so so excited for you! I learned to knit (really knit) while I was pregnant! Ill have to share some really good baby patterns with you! EEEK!!!!

Katherine Ross said...

Thank you Kirstin! Baby knitwear is the best! We're due in May, so my fingers are crossed for a couple of cooler days and tiny baby sweaters. EEP!

Carrie said...

I love your resolution (or non-resolution). Great perspective :) I'm the same way about filling my life with perpetual lists and goals of things I want to do and accomplish - then I start to feel overwhelmed or discouraged by not crossing them off as quickly as I think I should.

Also, I wouldn't be opposed to more kid-related things. I'm looking forward to this year and I wish you the best! :)

Michelle Schneider said...

i definitely wouldn't mind more baby pics! you're going to have SUCH a cute baby. no resolutions! i like it.

Sharon Telschow said...

2013 is the perfect year to not set a resolution. I find myself mirroring the sentiment. I suspect instead you will be allowing yourself the courtesy of taking time and slowing down. I can't wait to see your the littlest Ross influences your work as an artist and who you are. You are an will continue to be wonderful.

Abbyblujay said...

is it weird that i looked at my 2012 resolutions with longing? it WAS a really great year.

I'm so excited - this year has the potential to be one of the BEST for you!

Callie said...

Yeah!! I'm so excited!