Happy New Year! I hope everyone had happy holidays without too much drama or family dysfunction, and safely rung in the new year! I had a quiet New Year’s Eve at home, watching old episodes of Downton Abbey while knitting. And, on New Year’s Day I worked in my journal! Even though I had to wear a coat & fingerless gloves because it was so cold in my studio, even with the heater on, it felt great to work in my journal, and get paint on my hands! I was happy.
I don’t make any New Year’s Resolutions because I don’t want to feel bad if I break them. But, I did think about things I want to focus on. And this year, one of those things is something I’ve tried to focus on in the past, but wasn’t successful at: getting back into a regular practice of art-making. So I was happy to start the new year off with working in my journal.
While I was working in my journal, this also came to me: This is the year I accept my awesomeness and stop living like I’m not (awesome). That might sound silly or arrogant, but I’ve had a pretty rough couple of years which have basically eroded my soul and made me feel the opposite of awesome. So it’s time to get off of that slippery slope!
As soon as I’m done with this post, I’m going to walk my sweet dog Ruby (who had to have surgery on her knee several months ago, which was pretty rough on both of us), and crank the heater in my studio so it’ll be a little warmer in a few hours so I can work on some art!
What fun things did you do to start the year off right?