Happy New Year and Happy WOYWW!
Welcome to the first Wednesday of 2013 and the first WOYWW of the new year. What is WOYWW? Well click on the link and it will take you to Stamping Ground and Julia where you will learn about all the fun we have each week visiting desks around the world!
Speaking of desks here is a picture of my desk this week. It is a much neater and clearer place to crop. I need to find some ink remover and adhesive release to clean up my desk and mat and I will be set to go again.
As one year ends and another year begins I sit here contemplating events and people that have occurred in my life that made me what I am today. I used to find all sorts of things that I wanted to change or should I say reinvent to make me a different being! I wanted to be thinner, taller, smarter, more beautiful, less needy, more giving, caring, helpful etc. and it was at this time of year when I would put together my plans for change! So you say what happened to those plans?
I was locked in a no win situation and it never failed that in two, three, or four months down the line my good intentions would be for naught and I would be feeling guilty at once again proving what a failure I was! This is the first year I don't have any New Years resolutions or plans to change who and what I am! I think that I have reached a point in my life (thank heavens at 60 years) that I am comfortable in my skin and realize that it was a waste of time making myself into something I was not and that I wasn't a failure but a victim of the society in which we live. If I like me and who I am why should I change to fit a mold I hear about on the news, in the ads, and around the town. That's not to say I wouldn't like to be all the above things but they evidently don't mean enough to me to make me change.
Now that said you are probably wondering to yourself what am I going to do in the new year? I am going to take it one day at a time and prioritize what is most important to me and my family and accomplish those things that really matter.
In my crafting and art world I have some definite plans that I will be going ahead with starting this week. One objective is to finally move the craft rooms, to use up a lot of that stash that I have been accumulating or at least cull out what I won't ever use. I want to grow in my art so I signed up to take a course from Tamara Laporte called Life Book 2013 which starts today. It is an online course that is 52 weeks long and has various artists to teach each week. I took the course last year also and enjoyed it immensely learning a lot but didn't do as much as I would have liked (it was because I got lazy not Tam) so this year I signed up again.
Anyway that is me for today. I am off to cruise around blog land and see what kind of desks and holidays people have to show this week. Happy New Year!