Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Happy New Year 2013...
This is for me, a very exciting time... I always love the feeling of a brand new year. A new calendar, and a chance to start anew. I've chosen my word of the year, and feel confident it will stand the test of time... 365 days, by my side. I've chosen to introduce my "Word of the Year" with a handful of creative people in what we call a Blog Hop or Blog Circle. You can follow the link at the end of my post which will share other creative bloggers and their word of the year!
My word this year is FOCUS; which means to concentrate an effort into a particular area. Well,
my life has many areas. My first will be to focus on my daughters. Continue to lead them by example, and to show them that being focused and having goals takes not only determination, but dedication. My oldest will graduate from high school this year, and step into a whole new world, called real life. The second thing I'd like to put some FOCUS on is, my art business. It has grown steadily in the past year, and it's time to get focused on the things that will benefit most. It's so easy to say yes to everything, and lose focus on what's best for my business, professionally and personally. And last but definitely not least, is to look outside my world and FOCUS on others. I have been given the opportunity to work with a handful of teenage boys who are currently live in a group home. They have shown interest in the world of art, and I've been asked to teach. I've taught kindergarteners, as well as adults, but never teens. I plan to explore the many mediums that art has to offer, and let them focus on whatever they find most interesting to them. I have a feeling I will learn more from them, than they could ever learn from me. I am blessed with this wonderful opportunity to share my love for the arts.
Edited late January to add this photo: My bracelet arrived. Created by My Chickadee Designs
To continue on to the next blog, my friend Chandra is next! You can find her blog by clicking HERE
Posted by Monica at 1:00 AM