My Words for The New Year 2015

I hope everyone is a having an outstanding holiday season. We had a lot of fun and had friends over to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. (We celebrate everything). A lot of food, and a lot of laughing.

I’ve been thinking about this past year and my direction for 2015. I remember last year at this time, I noticed a lot of bloggers had a word or phrase they chose to focus on; a theme for the new year to come. Not a resolution. A simple thought.

I chose a word and a phrase for 2015.

Imagination and Moving Forward.

Especially after our trip to Italy this year, my imagination popped and opened up, especially about quilting; color schemes, quilt patterns, FMQ patterns, and the relationships between all of them. I really became quite excited about it.

My schedule is always so busy, as a a writer, and PT Librarian. I don’t spend enough time on quilting, and many of these elements that I want to focus on to enjoy the process more. I am rethinking my time management and coming up with new strategies to use, so I can develop and enjoy my creative imagination in the future.

Moving forward. This is tougher than one might think. For the last four years, I’ve had to deal with my health issues, and some very difficult family issues.
I think when someone has been through those situations, and it is behind them, they can the other end confused and with there head spinning. That is how I have been feeling, and tired too. By confused, I mean I don’t quite know where I want to go next, or how I would get there. Time to re-prioritize and consider how I want to grow and challenge myself next is now a different landscape than it was during those four years, and before then. I give a lot to others and volunteer too, and I need to consider how I want to continue doing that effectively as well.

I’m not a big resolution person, so my word and phrase is not what this is about for me. This is about clearing out old cobwebs, reorganizing, regrouping and experiencing life with new purpose.

On that note, I am posting from inspirational photos from this past year to “be the wind beneath my wings.” 

Wishing everyone a Healthy, Happy New Year!!

 Happy Quilting!!