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As we welcome a New Year we take the quiet time to reflect, to think of the future, and hope for a brighter day. We come to a time were resolutions will be made and carried out throughout 2012. I have always claimed I prefer the word  goals to resolutions but Melissa put me firmly in my place with her post Emerging from the Vacay Haze.  

So while I reflect in the garden and attempt to ponder my resolutions this year. The one that comes to mind is to make better choices to opt for carrots instead of chips, a good book to reality TV, and to make time to work on my side projects.

I have slowly been putting my feet in the water by entering several writing contests, working on that book, and teaching myself new software tools.

I will be introducing a new blog to compliment the carnival called A Mantra A Day. It will be just a brief thought reflecting my mood for that day to help ignite my creative spark.

The past year has been full of many surprises and it has been wonderful to make so many new blogging friends.

I look forward to seeing you all in 2012 and wish you the best in the New Year!

What decisions do you make wandering  in your garden?

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

38 replies

  1. First! *I know it’s childish but I see people doing it and I wanted to try! it’s fun* 😛

    Happy new year love! I will look forward to your new blog!

  2. I *love* the photo. You? Seriously adorable. There’s no doubt there’s some deep thinking going on there. I’m working on my own cogitations to direct my resolve for the year ahead. Not much Garden here yet to to the cogitating *in*, so I’ll wander in my virtual (hopefully, future) garden and see what I can manage. Cheers to you! Hope 2012 is fabulous. Onward and upward. 🙂

    1. Thank you! I suspect I must have been trying to figure out if it was safe to pull the carrots for a snack 🙂 I look forward to the spring when the season is in full bloom! I wish you the best in the New Year and will be humming a tune just for you!

  3. Cannot wait for your new blog endeavor!

    As I wander the rock garden that is our back yard, I’m trying to decide if I should make resolutions for the first time. Goals are nothing new, but perhaps a different slant/reframing might kick start me out of the doldrums.

    1. Thank you, Jan! I have it up on its way! But I think I will have a huge learning curve with it. I’m trying to teach myself some new design tools and by posting each day it will keep me accountable to myself 🙂

  4. I never understood the point of new years resolutions, they seem pointless. Maybe I lack the maturity to understand its importance or that the whole phrase sounds too corny for comfort.

    1. Resolutions to me seem infinite something to achieve and maintain whereas goals are small steps. I find it all over-whelming so I always pretend to have no use for resolutions. But Melissa set me straight! The comfort is in the corny embrace it! It’s so boring trying to be cool all of the time 😉

  5. I’m not a fan of resolutions. It seems strange to me to only set goals once a year. I look at myself as a work in progress and try to re-evaluate my goals when I see something isn’t working.

    Good luck with the new blog. Looking forward to reading it. Have a happy, healthy 2012!

  6. Is that you? You were such a cutie! I personally make my decisons in the shower 🙂 I think I am going to try to slow down. Take one day at a time and not feel like i have to do everything at once… all the time. Saying “no or later” is OK…. And when in doubt, I will revert back to my Mantra from you 🙂 Happy New Year!

  7. Happy New Year, Belle!!! I am still in the vacay haze, and not quite ready for that stroll in the garden. I think the resolution I’ve been trying to live since August of 2010 still stands, though: I want to live today the best way I know how, even if it means I fall down, get hurt, and need help to stand back up again. It goes against everything I’ve ever read about how a goal must be clearly defined to be attainable. But, for now, it’s all I got. 🙂
    Also? I think the daily mantra blog is a killer idea. Write ON, lady!

  8. Belle– You are an inspiration, and I mean that sincerely. The new blog is going to be fabulous, and I can’t wait to see where your other new endeavors lead.
    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    1. It breaks my heart that you have to move one more time. I think each piece you leave behind is a positive spark you leave for the next homeowners. Your heart is full of warmth and I am very grateful for crossing your path in 2011. I wish you the best in 2012 and look forward to seeing you at your first book signing!

  9. Wandering around my “nursery” garden, I decided to send you a gift: The Kreativ Blogger Award. Not sure if you already had one but seeing no award badge here I’m gonna leave in in your garden when you decide to stroll on over and pick it up…okay?
    Enjoy! Thank you for a great 2011!
    Blessings on your new adventure too!

  10. I’m looking forward to keeping up with the BELLEOFTHECARNIVAL blog during 2012. I would also like to nominate the blog for The Versatile Blogger award. You can read more about the award process on the GrowthLines blog at in the Versatile Blogger post. I hope you enjoy the award as you continue to use your voice in the blogging community.


    1. Thank you for stopping in my little home and giving me this wonderful award! I look forward to seeing more of you! I just need to know how do you prefer your coffee with one shot of Bailey’s or two?

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