A new year! I do so love new beginnings. Our year has already been filled with them. Emma got braces. Maddie moved into her first apartment and started at her new college, which led to a more serious than normal, post Christmas need to clean, simplify and organize. Furniture all over our house is getting shifted as we re-purpose Maddie's room into the Common Room where games will get played, books will be read, guests will stay and friends will be hung out with it.
Part of the thrill of a new year for me is a new calendar/planner. There is nothing quite like the feeling I get when I have a blank book in my hands. I finally found just what I was looking for at Target. Of course I had to take out the Japanese Washi tape and Copic markers and some other bits to make it all mine. I like for my things to express who I am.
I skipped the New Year's Resolutions this year but I did make a list of goals for the year which include:
-Assume the best (about people and situations)
-Sew an Aline skirt and a quilt
-Learn to crochet
-Make a dream or two come true
-Read, read, read!
-Focus on studio projects that I already have the supplies for
-Spend less time in front of a screen and more time doing and being
That last one is the most important I think.
Lastly, THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart. Your generosity in helping Emma with her book search was deeply appreciated. We went to the library last week and checked out about 25 books. There were some books she had already read but so many that she hadn't and she has loved each recommendation so far. She is so happy to have such a long list of books to look forward to. You have made our hearts smile.