Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's Been A long Long Time...

I am not going to write it off to the best on intentions, this year just took a different turn then I have expected. Nothing is getting left behind, just a tiny shift in priorities that is all.

I have fantastic dreams of having an online store and that will happen, but the reality is, I need to make a good living off of it as well and that just doesn't happen over night. I have to put lots of time in to nurturing my online venture, not just something thrown together. Alas, nothing of any significance was completed. I have put a few other irons in the fire creatively, but they are going to take a while to come to fruition. The reality was that I was so consumed with the fear that I would not make it and make a living that I found it very very hard to create. So I shifted my focus a bit and became an Avon Independent Sales Representative as my full time job and I actually dig it...a lot. I have even found a way to work some of my handmade items in with my Avon sales and suddenly I find myself wanting to create again!

So if you have come here to be directed to some beautiful handmade creations in my Artfire and Etsy stores, please be patient. I will fill the store with goodies, that I loved to make, not just stock to make ends meet. Two distinctly different things!

It is always interesting where God leads you and life takes you. My words Gratitude, determination, serenity, reflection and action all apply. They always will. They just have manifested themselves in another form entirely!

There is an even more involved story what brought me here, but that is for another day. I will go forward from here with a huge sigh of relief for the expectations that I set for myself can be obtained in another manner and I can be free to create and see they way I wanted, with a free heart!

Love you all!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

5 Words to Shape My Year

Well it is 1-1-11 and we have begun our New Year. I can say that the Guthrie New Years celebration was fun and most of us managed to doze off right before midnight. I woke at 12:03 kissed my family and went back to sleep. We are quite the festive group!

Now I have tried the resolution route in the past and have found, like public declarations of plans, I am just setting myself up for failure. So, this year I am taking a different approach. I have picked five words that I am going to use as guideline to define my year. Without further ado...

--Gratitude. Remembering what brought me here, what keeps me here and what propels me forward.

--Determination. Absolute laser sharp focus to keep me on track for all my plans big and small.

--Serenity. Acceptance at the end of the day that I have done all I can do to be the person I want to be.

--Reflection. Keeping tabs on my "image", my stamp on the world. Knowing that I a keeping up with how I perceive who I am.

--Action. I am a very creative person and it has always been my desire to have my creativity be my full time job and support my family. Bigger and better things also come from these actions.

These five words are simple in context, yet large in meaning. Keeping them close to me will help me round my year. This is my plan. What is yours? Are you a resolutions type of person, or do you just skip the process entirely? I would love to know!

'Til we meet again!