As 2014 comes to an end, it is always a good time to reflect on our past year. Look at all that we have accomplished and are proud of, look at all our mistakes to make sure we don’t repeat, and all our family and friends who we can cherish for another year. For me it was a year of resolutions. Of making a statement, preparation, and follow through. Of course all new journeys are never easy, and the road can be bumpy and rough. But with the right car, right attitude, and a good map by your side, there is no reason not to get to your final destination. I am lucky enough to have a husband who believes in me, and all my dreams. His support through the frustrating and often self doubting times has really shown his true colours. (Not easy for him as he is colour blind! LOL) Together almost 29 years – 4 kids – 9 moves (yup…at one point there was a moving truck pulling up to our house every July!) we have stood side by side – good and bad – ups and downs – dreams and nightmares! Looking back, there is no other journey I would have taken, and no other person I would continue to take this journey with!
My family is my life. Being with my kids, helps me breathe! There are priceless moments that only confirm each day why I exist…everything else outside of family…is a bonus. An extra gift we are given which helps us continue to appreciate and cherish all the special moments in our lives. We can look at all the milestones in our lives and be grateful. I am thankful everyday for my health – and my family & friends.
Moving forward into 2015 – I am hopeful that the paths my kids have chosen are the right ones. That they get the privilege of doing what they love, and that they are loved. That they are always true to themselves, and are appreciated. That they wake up everyday thankful for another day, another chance to grow into the person they are meant to be. I am hopeful that that my new business venture will grow to be something where I can continue to create products and personalized art on a larger scale – all the while being true to myself. I look forward to a year of celebrations, and travel with my family as we head out west to celebrate my nieces wedding in Vancouver. The days and weeks fly into years, and we find ourselves at new junctions on the road of life. I am hopeful we are all on the right path…and that 2015 will be the year to be remembered..the year to reflect on..the year we get to always raise our glasses high and say “CHEERS!”
See you next year!
HEART FULL OF LOVE
The Social Media highway is often difficult to navigate on, one must constantly remember to post on all avenues, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin..am I missing any?
SOCIAL MEDIA STORM IN MY BRAIN!
It’s not only the challenge of remembering to post..but what will you post? How can my 0.5 hundredth of a second in your feed catch your attention. Enough that you will look at it, like it, and answer my prayers and “Share” it?? Is it too much to ask? At the end of the day, I am just trying to build my business, find people who will be interested in my products outside of my family and immediate friends. While I am eternally grateful for their financial support and interest, the real test it all the people on the Worldwide web…where are those customers? I watch podcasts, and follow Social Media Guru…and try and be creative and interesting…but am I? One day at a time, be patient, it will all come…that is what I keep telling myself! As we approach the end of 2014, I have learnt a lot about myself on this most interesting journey. I am finally being “True to who I am” and going after my long desired dream! Creating, and working with people for both customized art, and one of a kind hand painted Journals and day timers. Painted, dirty – goopy, hands = happy hands!! Happy Hands = Incredibly Happy Person!! (That would be me!)
Here’s to 2015. To the challenge of the build, the excitement of the growth, and the celebration of doing what you love every day!
Cheers & always remember to “Embrace the Journey!”
Now I know what that expression “You’ve come a long way baby!” means.
I have really come a long way, from the days of me telling myself that this was a business that I believed in with all my heart and soul, and how much I loved the creative process. I have tried over and over again to fit into jobs that have promised me it would serve as an outlet for my creativity. Only to be frustrated and angry at myself that I had fallen in the same rabbit hole, over and over again.
Since I have made the commitment to re birth PoetArt Designs, I actually find myself dancing and singing to myself when I am alone. ( I guess that is the truest meaning of inner happiness I can think of) I have begun to produce samples of my work and have taken it to craft shows for exposure all the while building up (slowly) my Social Media presence. Today I hit a milestone and actually created my very first online “Etsy” shop. “One small step for man….one giant leap for mankind” as they say! This is a huge…maybe Gigantic step for me… Welcome to my journey…welcome to the songs that play in my head!
Studio all set up…paints are lined up and ready to go!
Sample made from Hand painted wine boxes – Personalized Art – Hand Painted Journals and Daytimers
Let the fun begin.