Friday, January 6, 2012

Goodbye 2011, HELLO 2012


Anyone that knows me knows that 2011 was a tough year for me....oh my gosh what an understatement!! So many things changed and changed so quickly in 2011 that it took me a LONG time to get back to where I needed to be. The changes started in January and continued most of the year. Now in 2012 there are still going to be changes, but now they are on my terms and more in line with what I want for my life!!



What's in store for 2012?


I AM going to be more diligent about blogging. I'm just going to make myself sit down and do it, whether I get up earlier or go to bed later, write a quick post from my phone....regardless...I WILL WRITE.


I will be sharing more pictures of Snips of Time projects and maybe even a video now and then.



Snips of Time is going to be taken to a new level. I haven't decided on the platform yet...at least not completely, but I WILL open an online store this year and I WILL have my handmade items out there for sale!!



2011 was a painful year for me, and I've decided that 2012 is going to be my year of healing. Part of the healing is making Snips of Time work, because being creative heals me, and being a success in my own eyes will make me stronger. Last year I started Soul Restoration (check out http://www.bravegirls.com/ to check it out) but failed to finish it due to the events in my life at the time. I am retaking it this year and will complete it!! I am also taking Brave Mothers and Daughters that is also from Brave Girls. I'm doing this with my daughter Hailey.



I have learned that my creativity sustains me and helps me through all the bad crap life throws this way. I work in retail, 5 days a week....people are UNHAPPY!! I don't want to be one of those people! I don't want to be one of the people walking around with a scowl on my face all the time. I want to be one of the people that are smiling no matter what life throws at them...so I am making a consious EFFORT to bring happiness into my life. I truly believe happiness and joy are choices we make...I'm making the choice to be happy and full of joy!!



So, do I ask anything of you, my readers? YES!! I DO!! Leave comments, ask questions, challenge me. Of course you're welcome to place orders for the things I make as well (hint, hint!!)


In this blog in 2012 you'll see my creations, hear what I'm learning from Melody Ross in Soul Restoration and Brave Mothers and Daughters, see what my favorite sites are for getting inspired, and where my heart is in my life.



I've truly learned that life really is about the little things. Perfect SILLY example...I had to get a new phone as my old one bit the dust. So with the help of Christmas money I was able to "upgrade" a bit. I'm a gadget geek, so having bells and whistles on my phone, while not NECESSARY, brings me a little happiness LOL. Okay, so I have this phone that can access facebook and take pictures and video and I can even watch Netflix on it and read books on it. All really cool right? You know what I got the giddiest about (this is really silly) the $10 phone case I found for it. I had to get a case because I'm a klutz and drop everything all the time. $10 was the cheapest ones they had....and it's PINK and has FLOWERS on it and a PEACE SIGN....it's AWESOME!! See, life is full of little things that can make you happy!!

















Yes, my screen shield is uber dirty...I was actually TALKING on my phone with my son who is in Washington LOL and I need to clean it LOL. So like I said, it can really be the little things :)

1 comment:

**christina** said...

I'm glad your blogging again :) I'll definitely be checking out the blog more frequently!

I have a phone like that as well. I blog from it, Blogger has an app. It's great for quickies.

You should add a email widget on here for people to subscribe via email. It's free to do and alerts us when you post. Just a suggestion though :)