By now, if you’re a blog reader like myself, you’ve read your fair share of posts on 2014 resolutions and goals. I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to join in…and here I am…
My birthday is around this time of year, so between that and the new year I find I’m always doing a lot of reflection and internal analysis around now. I’m a very reflective person by nature — I like to think, and I think A LOT. I think about anything and everything. I love to think, I love to learn. The “doing” part, ummm, not so stellar at all the time. So, resolutions like going to the gym or eating healthier are doomed for failure for me. I don’t even bother I really like the angle some bloggers have taken by choosing a word to try and live by for the year. I like this because its about framing what you’re doing and thinking and feeling in some way that changes your perspective on things and that will hopefully help you make decisions and live a happier, more fulfilling life. I like that there’s no measurable success or failure.
Sarai has chosen a great word for this year – focus. And, I’m going to copy it. I could do with more focus and for exactly the same reasons that she chose the word. There is so much to do and see in the world, so many decisions and opportunities, so many mistakes to make, so many THINGS to make. I often find that I’m either completely overwhelmed and/or I just don’t have the time to work on what I have started…and this not only applies to crafting and making, it applies to my relationships, to everyday chores and house maintenance and to my business. I’m left feeling spread too thin and exhausted but not having accomplished anything. It’s incredibly frustrating. So, this year, I’m going to focus. Later in the week I’m going to show you how focus will play into my different crafting activities, but also into my business and this blog.
2014 has been off to an interesting start to say the least and I have this feeling like there’s an earthquake rumbling beneath my feet. It’s going to be a hell of a year, I can feel it. I hope it’s a great one.