On the bright side:
- I introduced the much-anticipated Mini-Soiree bag in a rainbow of colors.
- Traveled to New York City, Maui, and Vegas within a 2 month window. But none of those adventures could top our week-long ‘stay-cation’ here in the Pacific Northwest Coast. It proved to be the most relaxing and inspiring trip in recent memory.
- My parents helped us with some serious upgrades to my garage-turned-workshop
- We turned a truck-full of rocks into a english cobblestone yard, and got plants into the ground just before the fall rains came.
But not all was daisies and roses. . .I also had 3 significant setbacks that have proven to be learning experiences of sorts:
- I slipped off a rock at a difficult snorkeling entry in Maui, seriously dislocating my finger. Not having health insurance, it has been an expensive and slow healing process. I am grateful that I could have been worse. As for sewing, I’m learning to work around it.
- I had to say goodbye to my furry friend Corgan, who passed away after 13 years together. I had no idea that losing a pet would be so hard.
- I over-ambitiously took on too many custom projects, and ran out of some of my best-sellers during the holiday season. I’m going to be playing catch-up for a while, but I will not make this mistake again.
I certainly consider 2010 to be a success. Perhaps I didn’t accomplish everything that I set out to do: I’ve always been guilty of having great expectations. But nevertheless, these lofty goals are the fuel that keeps me motivated, looking ahead to 2011.