2013 seemed to be a difficult year for most people I know. Maybe it's that unlucky number 13.
It was personally it was a year of loss and uncertainty but also one that yielded a few surprises. I watched the sun set for the last time tonight while out with my four-legged friends and I have to admit I have mixed feelings about 2014.
While I will spend much of, if not all of next year alone, I was reminded today by an old school friend, that "A new year is like a blank book. The pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself."
Yourself is the pertinent point here. Even though I will be sole parent, dog walker, housekeeper, chauffeur, sports cheerer, designer and business owner, I am also aware that I'm going to need to make time for me.
aA Designs is my passion as well as my work and I've spent much of December exploring and planning for how I want to move forward into the new year. My OLW for this year is ACTION. It's all about making all those *things that have been on the back burner for a while* happen in 2014.
Next year might not be the best year to chase my dreams, but those that know me the best, also know that I'm an all or nothing girl. The type who goes from hating dogs to loving 3 of them.
I want to re-invest myself in my blog and create a new space for my voice which has been AWAL for quite some time. AWAL is a military acronym meaning Absent Without Authorized Leave.
Creating more videos and educational modules is also important to me. I'm want to have the courage to show you a little more of me and my talents.
I will continue designing, create my FotoInspired layouts, as well as begin a few other projects. Look for more information coming on these tomorrow and throughout the next week as I wrap up some of the unfinished projects from last year.
Most of all I want to remain positive and grateful.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!