I know its kind of cliché but I just cant help at this time of year both looking back and looking forward.
Like much of life there have been both highs and lows and the inevitable changes that shapes our lives. Looking back I can recall…
Turning thirty, starting to question everything.
The birth of my third child…what a ride it has been, he is both my angel and my ticket to insanity, a full on wild child and I love him to bits.
The opportunity of being involved in and leading a Steiner playgroup an absolutely awesome experience and a chance to meet amazing parents who were on a similar parenting journey. While also learning a great deal of crafting skills.
Renovating a house…never again!
Becoming aware of environmental issues and working towards living sustainably and consciously.
The passing of friends and family, I miss you all!
Taking the step to finally follow a dream, returning to University and pursing Graphic Design and Illustration.
Starting a blog…who would of thought it was such a lot of fun?
Looking forward is not quite as easy, it can be both exciting and daunting making decisions for the future directions you might take. Traditionally this is the time to make resolutions but this year I have decided to form a plan in the shape of some goals I would like to achieve.
1. I plan to put together a portfolio of Illustrations by June of this year that I will then submit to a publishing house. At the moment I have no idea how to do this but my first step towards this goal will obviously be researching how to do this. (This is scary but I need to convert my dreams into a reality, nothing ventured nothing gained)
2.On a personal level, I will be having surgery this year to correct some health issues so I am going to prepare myself both physically and emotionally to achieve an optimum outcome. Most importantly I need to let go of having to do and be everything to everyone.
This means not being afraid to say ‘NO’, or ‘HELP’!
Even though I am still the same person I was last year full of foibles and quirks a fresh year stands before me full of both promise and potential. This year I am looking forward to becoming more myself with every day and sharing the ups and downs with those who choose to join me on the ride. Happy New Year!