Do you thrive on order? I sure do. But after a dismal 2011 followed by the oddity and slow recovery of 2012-2013, work and life have become terribly discombobulated and scattered.
Therein lies my reasoning for 2014’s word – focus. Focus. Focus. FOCUS.
Here’s the plan…
• Focus on: Art. Now that my dream of in studio printing has come to fruition, I’ll continue my goal of focusing more and more on making and exploring art – my first love.
• Focus on: Learning.
(join me?) – here
– for starters.
• Focus on: Creativity.
Specifically, creativity with handbags & accessories. Sadly, it’s been on the back burner since my life spiraled out of focus. Looking back at my early bags & accessories
and exploring past inspiration helps me to ignite that fire once again. Have you tried it?
• Focus on: Planning.
Nothing is etched in stone. If I’ve learned anything in the past three years, it’s that expecting your life to go as planned is terribly unrealistic. But. With a “roll with the punches” focus and attitude, planning will save my sanity. Enter some semblance of order through realistic planning.
Since I’m trying to focus on both art and bags, time management has become a thorn in my side. Thinking that I can turn out five bags in one week along with painting and blogging will cause burn out in no time. So, the plan is realistic. My goal is to alternate between art and bags – maybe daily but probably weekly but with a focus and “realistic” plan.
So, that’s it in a nutshell, except for the annual renewing of my “commitment” to exercise daily. (cough, cough)
Thoughts of a brand new year excite me. After all, it’s a new beginning!
How about you? Do you have a word and a plan for the new year?