Happy New Year!

One of my absolute favorite things about the New Year is the contagious optimism everyone brings to this fresh start. In a strange way, it makes me feel more warm and fuzzy than Christmas - there's just so much hope and positive energy!

I'm not usually one for resolutions myself. I tend to make gradual life-style changes or set shorter term goals (does anyone else feel like a year is way too daunting??), but this year I'm taking the resolution plunge; I'm going to spend 2013 learning to have a smaller impact on the environment. Before you write me off as totally obnoxious, let me clarify... what I don't want is to become obsessive, self-righteous, or completely removed from the world around me. I'm aiming more for awareness, personal changes, and practical solutions.

I'm pretty sure my first step will be to buy a worm farm.

ANYWHO, Happy New Year to all of you great people!! I'd loooove to hear about your resolutions in the comments!