I've never been much a fan of the whole New Year's "resolutions" trend. Something about the word resolutions lends itself to negativity. Like it's such a horrible thing to give up smoking, drop a few pounds, work harder, achieve goals that you have to be "resolute" about it. That makes it sound like such a chore, doesn't it?
And it doesn't have to be! Nope. I much prefer the phrase "setting intentions". It has a happier ring to it, don't you think? And lately, all across social media, I've been seeing posts regarding your intention-setting word for 2017.
Mine is SIMPLIFY. And yes, to those who follow me on Facebook, this means I will not be buying new metal clay supplies this year, new planners, batches of cabochons and beads. Why? Because there are still oodles of things I have yet to discover with wire, and I think I owe it to myself take that journey further. I have pounds of wire still sitting here, still unused through all of 2016, and I can't wait to get started with it!
What is your word for 2017?
"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals." - Melody Beattie
As well all know, 2016 had it's fair share of disappointments and challenges, many of which seemed to be expressed world wide. But it was also full of inspiration, successes and enjoyment of the little things in life that make life really worth living. I want to thank you all for being part of that with me, for sharing in my journey, supporting my craft and, as a result of that, supporting my family!
I made some of my favorite pieces this year that I'm happy to say have all found their forever homes where I hope they are as loved as they were while I created them. I enjoyed time with my photography and got to shoot senior photos.... and lots and lots of cat photos, much to the chagrin of my pets. I started an additional blog to discuss spirituality and pulled out my art supplies for the first time in what seemed like forever!
And I've made some amazing connections through my business and hobbies that I will always cherish. Thank you.
Thank you for being there.
I hope to see you in 2017. Happy New Year, everyone!
And happy weaving!
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