Are you totally confused as to where you are? Don’t be.This is still the same place as it was before. Just…different.
It’s hard to believe that 2011 has come and gone. What on EARTH?!
This past year was a whirlwind. We said goodbye to Alabama January 7 and trekked across the country to our new life here in Alaska. To say that it’s been an adventure would be an understatement. So much has happened in the last year. Between moving and settling in a what was basically a “foreign country” and finding my niche in the Graphic Design world, I wonder sometimes how I even had a chance to breath. Throw in dabbling in photography professionally and writing my first novel, homeschooling and keeping up this blog…needless to say, I’m tired. And looking forward to opportunities to relax a little in 2012.
I reflect on everything that has happened this year and find myself feeling one thing: BLESSED.
Blessed to have had the experiences I had last year. To have been able to travel and see the country. To be living somewhere completely out of my element and given the opportunity to share it with all of you. Blessed to have found a niche in the design world that is my own; to have been able to start my own business, contributing financially to our family and still be at home with my son. Blessed to have a healthy and happy family, wonderful friends, and the chance to start fresh and chase down another year.
New Years always gets my wheels turning…
What can I do this year to make myself better than last year?
I don’t like to call them “resolutions” because, honestly, how many of us ever keep those? I prefer to refer to my goals as New Years Commitments.
I took a few minutes today to look over my New Years “Resolutions” from last year…just to see how I did. I’d say I made two out of the four. I did move to WordPress and I did “set up shop,” though not in the way that I had originally planned. Still haven’t upgraded that camera yet. I keep intending to and I’m dying of…frustration, having outgrown my Canon Rebel, but I find myself putting my money into things for the business (like my iMac…ahem) and putting money back to plan for our big trip back to Alabama this summer. It’s something I’ll get to. Husband’s aiming to purchase my new baby in February. We shall see.
I’m glad you asked. I’ve done a lot of thinking and have come up with a few things that I’d really like to see myself accomplish this year:
I have a few other things I’m planning, but nothing I’m quite ready to reveal yet. You’ll just have to keep yourself subscribed to see what’s coming! And what would a New Years post be without a photo of the Little Man then and now?
Noah: January 2011
And last week (December 2011):