I’ve got a long list of winter projects lined up–build more raised beds, clean out and organize the barn and equipment shed, get rid of stuff we’re not using, etc. But for the first time in a long time, I don’t have any academic or writing projects that I’m under any obligation to do. That’s such an odd feeling that I’ve been considering taking a class through Coursera or some other free online option like that. Nerd that I am, I already regularly listen to lectures from iTunes U.

But I’m also considering just taking a break this winter, and not trying to cram academic/writing projects in among the imposing list of winter homesteading tasks.

It’s good to have goals I think. They keep me motivated. But this year maybe one of my goals should be to have fewer goals.