Monday, January 10, 2011

Cheers to the New Year

I love that the new year always brings the promise of a better year.  It gives me hope.   I never make resolutions because I never keep them.  BUT, I always have hope.  Hope that I will take better care of myself, hope that people in general will be kinder, hope that I will find more creativity within.  And I always make plans.  Every year I plan to get started on my Christmas gifts early and plan to keep my blog current. Granted, those plans don't always come to fruition, but plans I have.  I'm a list maker.  I list my hopes, plans and creative ideas and refer to them quite often.  Follow through is my downfall and so, to help with that, I'm going to attempt to keep a 'daily goals' list.  If  I don't complete a goal I will move it to tomorrow's 'daily goal' list.  Eventually I should get tired of continually writing the same goal and actually get it accomplished.  That's my hope anyway.

This year I'd like to start a little Etsy business assembling 'inspiration kits' focusing on textile collage.  My passions have always been fabric, fibers, buttons, beads, ribbons and embellishments.  And if they're vintage, even better.  My hope is that these kits will be a source of inspiration. 

My final hope for the new year is to see more kindness in the world.  I try to be kind to other people, but I don't always succeed.  I try to be kind to myself and that's an even bigger challenge.  I think the power of kindness is underestimated, so this year I'm making an effort to be kinder, even if it's just a kind word.

That's my plan anyway.