whoa. 2009 has flown by! I am relieved to start a new year with a fresh start. Once we got my studio set up, I don’t think I’ve come up for air since. This holiday season I felt like I was on a hamster wheel: processing orders, sewing bags, shipping them. Lather, rinse repeat. And now it’s the New Year, and I still haven’t finished my Christmas shopping. (i know, am a bad person.)
But the worst part is, I am so focused on my never-ending ‘to-do’ list, that I rarely slow down enough to appreciate the amazing little things that happen every day. Over the Christmas break I became inspired by Blogging your Passion, which encouraged us to state our ‘mission’ for our blogs. It was intimidating at first, but I kept coming back to my desire to value my everyday experiences – and be able to share them with my customers and friends.
So here are my 2 goals for 2010 to help me appreciate the beauty of everyday:
Photo a Day – every day I will take a photo of a moments that I find special
Creative Friday – this actually a resolution started ages ago, but had fallen to the wayside with house hunting and moving. Creative Friday is the day that I allow myself total creative freedom – usually it is a chance to try out new ideas and experiment with new leather scraps for bags. I really miss making one of a kind handbag designs and Fridays will be dedicated to doing only that!
By doing each of these things, I will hopefully become a better blogger. I would really like my blog to become a ‘community’. . .and I would love to hear from you!
What are ways that YOU appreciate the everyday?