January 1, 2008

Welcome, 2008

2007 had its heart-breaking surprises and its wonderful moments, some strife, and some victories. 2008 will likely be the same - but all different.

There's going to be a lot of change around here, as Angelika is expecting a baby at the end of March. I'll be shifting my focus closer to home, shifting some of the attention I've been giving the community to our child.

I've told the Dryden Democrats that I would like to retire as chair, and hopefully we can find a successor soon. I'll stay involved in local politics - it's too important to ignore - but it's time to take a different role. You'll likely see a similar shift in priorities here as well, with more focus on things that happen at home than on things that happen in meetings.

My New Year's Resolution reflects a similar homeward bias: I'm going to spend an hour a day focused on the garden, whether it needs it or not. That doesn't necessarily mean I'll be out there weeding in January, but there's plenty to do in preparation even before the season really starts. If you've been following my permaculture stories, you've probably noticed that we have a lot started, but there's a lot more to go. Hopefully the baby will enjoy some time outside.

It's going to be a very different, but very exciting, year!

Posted by simon at January 1, 2008 3:50 AM in , , ,
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Happy New Year to both you and Angelika!

Mary Ann said:

That's a great New Year's resolution. I wish I'd thought of that.

Nathan Shinagawa said:

Hey Simon, happy new year!

2007 was an amazing year, you did a great job as Chair of the Dryden Dems -- I'm glad you'll still be involved in some capacity at least! I think it's great that you're focusing on your home life. It's wonderful news that you're expecting a baby soon. Have a great 2008.

Best regards,

Krys Cail said:

Congrats on the family expansion! Either being a parent or gardening is enough to warrant a domestic focus-- always something to do with each. Best of luck.