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Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I have never been a fan of "New Year's Resolutions". I think that stems from the negative stigma around the fact that you are going to try to fix a bad habit or make an improvement without the desire or motivation to actually follow through on that change.
What I am a fan of is trying new things, gaining new skills and picking up hobbies that help me relax and unwind.
As I have shared many times here in the Community, I have quite the ever growing vegetable garden in my backyard, It started as a couple of raspberry canes that now cover our entire back fence in the summer. Around the pandemic time, we added a couple of garden beds and expanded that last season.
All of this was so that my kids would have the opportunity to learn about growing things from seeds. Understand how they grow, and what you would gain in the end when you properly take care of them.
This year, I'm starting earlier and in true Canadian fashion, we are collecting sap to make maple syrup. The city I live in has an "Urban Sugar Bush" project which allows us for a small fee to borrow the equipment to tap and twice a week we will be dropping sap we have collected off at the collection location. At the end of the season, we will be given a quantity of maple syrup made from everyone's contributions based on how much we contributed.
I thought this was a great way to learn something new and to expose my kids to yet another thing they can learn about.
My question to all of you this week - Are you looking to try or learn anything new this year? Maybe you picked up a new hobby to help you unwind in the evening? Or maybe you are looking to expand your skills like speaking in public? (you should check out the Speakers Bench in this case). Or maybe you are planning a trip to somewhere you have never been before?
I'd love to hear all about it in the comments!
Have a great rest of the week!