January 5, 2013
Another year has come and gone, andboy was it a doozy! In some ways it
has felt like one of the most memorable, important years of my life.
All of these things I had been working on, hoping for, and attempting
to manifest in my life, slid into place in this magical way. A time of
fruition maybe? Who knows. Who am I to question these things.
In 2012 I fell head over heels in love with a man who is everything I had hoped and dreamed I might one day find. This has changed my life in ways I couldn't have imagined, and all for the better. We created a home together which has been fun and exciting and nourishing.
After a few years of dabbling in creative projects I finally admitted to myself that I wanted to make a living from my art and dove headlong into making that happen. I have worked harder in the past year than ever before in my life, and so far it has paid off. My jewelry business, Roots & Wings, has taken off, allowing me to quit my day job and become my own boss, which has been amazing and challenging and dream-like. Mostly though, it has given me the knowledge and confidence that I can make a living doing something I love, which has opened doors I had never even considered before.
Do you want to know the most exciting part though? This is just the beginning. There are so many things I am excited about, so many plans, lists and ideas swirling around in my head for 2013 and beyond. After this year it feels like anything is possible, and more and more it feels like I am creating the life I have always wanted to lead. For that I am immensely grateful and humbled.
2012 is gone. The world didn't end and most of us are all still here. Whoop, whoop! So many things happened. Life changing things. I guess they always are eh? Love. New home. New roommate ;) Cray-zay! I spent 2 months of my life on some other side(s) of the world. Experienced a little bit of real and came back in more or less one piece. Always a plus.
So what about 2013? I've never been much of one for new years resolutions, but I probably have a bigger mental list than I've ever thought up about creating change...both for myself and the world around me. It shouldn't really matter what time of year it is to work on those changes in my opinion. We all have lists of things we want to do differently in our lives but a lot of the time, it's just a matter of doing something about it. But it's also about creating that opportunity; putting yourself in the position to do what you want with your time. My father asked me when I was 15 or 16 what I wanted to do with my life and I told him I wanted to have as much fun as possible. Do you remember that dad? That desire has not changed much and I have pretty much kept true even though it's been a long, confusing and bumpy road. I'm not saying in any way that I got my shit figured out, but I'm trying. Are you doing what do you want to do with your life? If not, why the funk not? Really. It's all about peeling away the layers and being true to your core right? At least it seems that way to me. So that's what I'm working on. Layers...and having as much fun as possible. Always.
Chops to 2012