Monday, January 2, 2012

Persistence

I used to be persistent when I was younger, kind of a squeaky wheel.  As I've gotten older I have chilled a bit, looked inward, tried to push less and allow more.  Now I feel I have become a bit complacent, waiting for something to happen when it really doesn't work that way.  We need to listen to our hearts and be guided but the work needs to be done.  We are allowed to aspire as long as we take what comes without resistance even if it wasn't in our 'plan'.

I think this year will be one of persistence, so I am making that my one word for 2012.

I have set some goals for myself:
List one new item in the shop every weekday.
To take Kelly Rae's e-course "Taking Flight".
I also aspire to attend a couple classes or ..dare I say it...an art retreat!

It all revolves around art in some way...creating a little something everyday...making it a priority...learning something new..looking for inspiration and guidance.

In addition, I do need to replace the part time job I left in October, take care of the family, and hopefully try my hand at some small decorating projects in the new house.  It's a full plate for 2012!!

~Angie

8 comments:

stregata said...

May you excel in all you aspire to do - sounds like a wonderful focus to have for the coming year.

marie said...

I hope you are persistant in your pursuit of making and learning new things. I think we'll be the ones benefiting. A new piece in your shop Monday through Friday!! I can hardly wait!

Dorthe said...

Dear Angie,
so many things on your wish to do list- wonderful things-and I wish you can be persistant most weeks ,when trying to do,what you like--I wish you all the luck with following your word.
Hugs,Dorthe

Alice said...

Angie,

You've got some great goals for the year to keep you focused on creating. I love your word for the year, which would be good for many of us, including myself. I'm looking forward to seeing what 2012 brings for you.

Barbara Bruder said...

Great goals. I think you will be one busy gal. The classes and/or the retreat sound wonderful!!
See you soon!!

Pam @ Frippery said...

What a great word. That is the key, to keep doing what you dream of doing. Do not give up, persist in creating. You have such a talent. Thanks for the wise words!

Sweet Annabelle said...

I like the idea of having a word to direct the year. My word might be 'fickle', since I think I'd want to change my word in mid-year! :0)

I'm heading over to check out your etsy shop. Closed mine - need to re-open!

Happy New Year!

Tina Schiefer said...

So it begins....2012!!!

All is good, but the art retreat sounds like the most fun....hee hee hee....

My new year begins February 1st this year.... Still too much roll-over to finish from 2011.....