2018 was a struggle punctuated by some really good moments and some really, really hard moments. I’m glad it’s over. Usually, I’m not one to set new year’s resolutions, but I feel like starting this year off with some clear challenges and goals.
I was really excited to get this website and my Grow Your Roots project started last year, but fell way short when it came to where I wanted to go with it. So, this year, I am setting some reasonable ambitions for it.
- Post weekly, I have chosen Sunday for posting
Um, that’s actually the only solid goal I’ve set.
BUT, I have a solid list of topics and ambitions for the project itself, which encompasses family history and gardening. Here are some of my more particular goals for the year:
- Solidify, confirm, and cite the several generations of Swedish and Danish ancestors I discovered in 2018
- Track down my grandmother’s grandmothers…one was Norwegian, the other Dutch
- Continue trying to solve the mystery of James Oscar Adsit/Petersen (I may need to do more DNA testing)
- Contact the owners of Todd’s Hall family farm in Viroqua. AND visit it!
- Begin researching Todd’s family
- Improve my storage system for family photos and heirlooms
- Improve my Iris beds, and continue to collect historic varieties
- Continue planning and expanding my heritage garden (inside and out)
- Visit more cemeteries, court houses, libraries, and archives
- LEARN MORE!
I’m hoping some of these ideas will translate into great posts and stories. I also hope I finally make good on some of my previous posts’ promise of follow-ups!
Well, this is a short and sweet post, but it’s a start!
I look forward to the year and sharing my family history and horticulture stories with you all.