The gift I want to give myself in 2010 is that of self-control. I want to eat less, spend less, and stop plucking so damned much. I want to move about more, create more, and feel better.

I guess you could say I enjoy things that stimulate my senses; when shopping, I’m always touching things, loving the textures of fabrics and materials. I love eating good food…it’s hard to stop because I enjoy the flavor so much. I like looking at shiny, colorful, or bright things that catch and hold my eye. I almost always have scented candles or incense burning because I love the different aromas.

All this makes it easy to overindulge when I should be thinking about the bigger picture. I want a second helping of pasta because it turned out so well. I want to order another box full of beads because they’re new and shiny or have such pretty colors. It’s not that I need to stop enjoying these things; I just need to know when to stop.

I have more than enough materials to make countless bits of jewelry…all I have to do is sit down and commit some of my ideas to the materials I have on-hand. I don’t need to cook less-tasty food…I need to learn to listen to my stomach when it tells me I’m sated rather than listen to my tongue and get another helping.

There’s more to be said, but that’s for another post at another time. Suffice to say that this year will be a year of moderation!

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