It is officially 2015.
One year, 365 days, gone, in what seems to be a blink of an eye.
This blog has seen better days. In fact, at night when I can't sleep, I find myself scrolling through my own posts from years ago and I always think to myself, "Gosh, I really love to write..." Yet, I've spent many days sitting in front of my computer, completely blank. Or I find other things to do and tell myself, I'll do it "later". Well, later never comes.
Lately, I've been inspired by a dear friend living in AK who writes beautifully and I'll randomly text her giving her a thumbs up for writing. Still, with distance and life getting in the way, we always retreat to one another's blog and find some sort of solitude and that "connection" and it's like sitting down having a cup of coffee with a great conversation all over again.
So thank you my "Pork Cold Noodle" companion (probably the only other person reading my blog) for always inspiring me.
This inspired my One Little Word for 2015.
"I just want to go on more ADVENTURES"
Yes! All kinds of adventures! Not just the kind that requires you to fly in order to get there, but anything daring and exciting, something that will take me out of my comfort zone and question my capabilities. The kind that makes your heart flutter with both excitement, anxiety, with a tinge of fear. Those kinds of adventures are the best kind. I look forward to them and I will embrace them as they come.
"Be around good ENERGY, CONNECT with people"
This is vital! Surround yourself with positivity, always.
I have been so fortunate to have met so many amazing people in my life with whom I've had instant connections with. But moving around puts a damper on the ability to create long lasting friendships (that are not long distance). But I continue to put myself out there, always welcoming people with a smile. I have always had a deep desire to connect with people, to listen, to know more about them, to share stories, to be a part of their life as much as they are becoming a part of mine. Being back in school has opened doors to some amazing connections and some fabulous souls. Not only do we share the same desires of becoming great artists, we can laugh at the "graphic arts lingo" or critique one another's work all the while walking the same road. These connections are important because we constantly push one another and no one else understands the hurdles of the CA program than the very students in there with you. I'm welcoming each beautiful soul that crosses my path..
LEARN new things.
As much as we think we know everything.. we don't! Open up your mind and your heart to new things, new opportunities, new skills, new recipes, new workout regime... Feed your mind, feed your spirit, feed your soul, feed your heart. Invest in yourself to further our knowledge, it truly is an investment in our future! You are never too old to learn. Life is meant to be lived, to explore, to learn and to share. Sharing your knowledge is one of the greatest gifts a person can give. And, as you teach, you will find yourself learning.
That's my word for 2015.
This year it will be about
-- who I want to be in every facet of my life.
As with every New Year, I welcome it with open arms. I'm excited to see what's ahead. There are a lot of uncertainties, but I know I will get through them with the love and support of my husband and my family.