A new year brings with it a time of reflection. A time to look back on the year that has passed and for many to make some resolutions for the year ahead. For us, this has been a year of a lot of change as we continue our farmhouse revival adventure. These pictures are a small snapshot of before and afters.
Scrolling through our photos of 2019 there were a lot of “oh ya” moments. The photo reminders of the year reminding us of the year that has been full of so many changes. It seems that we still have a long way to go, yet have made significant progress. One thing that caused reflection was not all the things we have shared with you on our restoration project but rather the other personal things that wove into those times. Those events in the supplementary areas of our lives called for extended reflection.
What about a New Years’ resolution? In keeping with our theme, here is a bit of history of New Years’ Resolutions: “The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Years’ resolutions.” Here is a big surprise, for them “the year began not in January but in mid-March, when crops were planted.” At the time they “made promises to the gods to pay their debts and return any objects they had borrowed” those promises being recognized as the first of resolutions.
We are not typically active in making resolutions on the first of the year. We consider resolutions something that should be done throughout the year, from the perspective of always striving to do a bit better every day. So we might summarize that if we did have a resolution it would be to get this house complete to start enjoying it. 2019 has been a good year and we are in excited anticipation for the rebirth of this home in 2020.