Hello ladies! As I have laid sick in bed these last couple days, (with not much to do but stare at the ceiling, lol) I have been thinking of all the things I would like to do better this year. I am not really one for making "formal" New Years Resolutions, per se, but I love the opportunity to start over fresh and new and try a little harder at some things. I love making lists, and I have a list of goals I am going to really work on.
One of those is pacing myself at designing so I spend more time with my boys. I LOVE designing, it is such a passion to me, and has brought about many opportunities in my life I would have never imagined. I have turned down a few of those opportunities mainly because I know I can't do the time commitments, with four little guys to raise at the same time. It has been such a hard thing for me to turn down such amazing opportunities - and has left me with so many mixed emotions. Once I set out to do something, I put my ALL into it. And it is so easy to get caught up in the big digital rat race and want to keep up with everyone and everything. I now realize I need to take a little step back and pace myself better. I love designing, and do it because it is an amazing creative outlet for me, and I need to keep it at that. It is so easy to get carried away in deadlines, the excitement of progressing in this business, and all the busy things associated with a competitive career.
I do this because it brings me joy and makes me happy, and I love seeing what I create with my hands and heart. I also love seeing the amazing layouts and creations you all make with my designs. I want to keep this something I enjoy and love. And I feel that is best accomplished by finding balance between work and family, and so that is my main goal for me this year. These little guys will not stay small for long, and I don't want to miss any of it! So, with more balance, I hope to have the best of both worlds!! :)
Sorry about the novel, but it is something I have been thinking about and am excited for the new year to start fresh and new with my goals! I have so many ideas bursting from my head for kits and other things, and have so many fun things ready to share with you all soon!! Our new venture is going to be great, but again, I have got to pace myself! I want to do so much, I could seriously design 24-7, but I ALSO want to go on nature walks, read books, and play games with these little guys before they grow up and leave home and go on with their own busy lives.
Just to celebrate the new year, and the fun new things we will be releasing soon, I am going to randomly pick THREE commenters to this post who tell me one of their goals for the New Year (or if you prefer, a New Year resolution) to give out $10 gift certificates to! I will leave this blog challenge up until the evening of the 1st, when our store goes off sale, and then 3 lucky winners will have a little fun money to buy the NEW stuff we put out soon!!!
I hope you all have a wonderfully fun and safe New Year, and I can't wait to hear your comments! hugs!