I've been taking the first days of the year in relaxation, baking, knitting and reading. I'm hoping to store up this calm feeling so as to have extra for when classes start again. I'm not sure if it really works that way, but there is no harm in trying. I'm leaving to Savannah today to begin my last quarter of coursework. Its exciting and scary all at the same time. Finishing my courses means I'm closer to completing my masters, but it also signals the beginning of many qualifying exams I need to pass within my department as well as the commencement of my thesis. I've already started putting together my committee and hope to have them solidified by the end of this month.
I'm not one to have new year resolutions, but I do set goals for myself. Most of the ones I have are extensions of life changes I have been attempting since a few months ago, but I would like to add some big, pie-in-the-sky goals to my list. For those who would like to do the same, but are not sure how to, check out Gala's post on how to set amazing goals.
(Photo is of Orange Chocolate Cupcakes I made from the recipe in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.)