Holiday wrap

Red barn with wreathThe new year has officially begun. It means wrapping up the old and starting the new. This image, which is the December 2019 scene I used in my calendar is one I happened upon by chance one winter day. It will be the final page those who got the calendar will turn before a whole new decade begins. Hard to imagine it will be 2020. This year seems long here on the 1st, but will soon pick up speed as we all know too well. So, let’s take a moment to savor this first day and squeeze everything out of it we can.

Happy New Year!






2017 underway

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I am well  into the January planning section in my Your Best Year 2017 (Lisa Jacobs) book. I made up my own day planner to suit my needs and I have my goals in ink:

  • 7 show submissions (first one already has a check mark by it for drop off)
  • 2 articles, they have been rattling around in my head for too long
  • 4 workshops, definitely out of my comfort zone
  • monthly field trip, long overdue
  • more focused marketing and networking, also out of my comfort zone

Jen Payne ( stated a couple of years ago that instead of resolutions she was having intentions. Brilliant! It feels so much more obtainable. And so…

my intentions for 2017 are:

  • move and stretch more often to stay fit
  • worry less
  • stay hopeful and grateful
  • try new things

So I set off into 2017, as ready as I am going to be.

2014 Storming in.

winter blastShoveling done, driveway cleared, Christmas tree down and out for the birds to sit in, pine needles vacuumed up. Oh, and first storm of the new year out of the way. Now it is time to seriously consider what to accomplish this year. I find if I set a variety of goals it keeps them fresh and I am more likely to see them through. Last year I did pretty well, even surpassing a couple of goals, while not falling too short on others. But I need to leave room for the unexpected opportunities that arise, I don’t want to be boxed in and unable to take advantage of them. So, for this year in addition to the usual; ‘move, learn, be kind, explore’ and such goals I need to add ‘be open’.

Here’s to all the opportunities in 2014!