2013: 365 days of good things

Every year I try to have some kind of year-long project: one year I took photos of each day’s outfit. One year I blogged (most days) about my reading life. One year I recorded every new recipe I tried.

ImageIn 2013 I made a little tiny book, and every day I wrote down good one thing in it.ImageIt’s a bitty thing, just a little over two inches square. It was one of those novelty books of horoscopes, which are good for a laugh but which I ultimately think are ridiculous. I like its repurposed self much better. Image I covered it with the paper from a Hallmark bag and painted most of the pages and gradually, day by day, it filled up with good things.

ImageEvery-day things. Tiny things. Big things. … All the things.

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Looking back over the days now, I see records of meeting new people (and then meeting them again!), trying new foods, and experiencing new places.

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There are lots of mentions of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and the scary/wonderful parts of opening an Etsy shop.

ImageThere were kind things people did for me (like a gift of pine nuts from my friend Mrs Pine Nut!)ImageAnd kind things people said to me.ImageAnd a couple pretty awesome internet happenings. ImageAnd some things that were just really unexpected and random. Random is my favorite.

It was a good year. And it’s good to have a record of that.