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New Year

Goodbye 2018!

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I can’t believe we’re here….the last day of 2018!

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me over the past year. I’ve travelled to different parts of the country and met some wonderful people. I’ve seen some familiar faces and met plenty of new ones too.

I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings and I hope to see you all there!

Workshop Wednesday!

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Normally Wednesday's are when I show you what I've been up to in the workshop in the past week. This time of year is a little different, you'll find me curled up with my laptop, coloured pens and a note book, planning the upcoming year....what shows do I want to do and apply for, what direction do I want to take the business, what new things do I want to learn etc etc

This year, I'm using a planner from The Design Trust called DreamPlanDo to really focus on where I want to go and it's fabulous! No, I'm not getting paid to say that, I really do love this book! It is specifically for creative businesses, ideal as most creatives are great at having an idea and running with that until another idea pops into their head ~ then they drop the original one without completing it and run with the new one! Just me?? :-D

So while everyone in the house is still sleeping, I creep downstairs, grab a mug of tea and my coloured pens (I do love coloured pens) and begin....and I love how it's going so far.  Did you know that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down? Even more if you share these goals with like-minded people.....

Best keep writing then!

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New Year, New You?

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January the 1st....have you set any New Year Resolutions?

Did you know that this tradition started over 4000 years ago with the Ancient Babylonians?  Their New Year didn't start in January but in Mid-March when the crops were planted nad they celebrated with a 12 day festival called Akitu.....a new King was crowned and they made promises ti their Gods that they would pay their debts and return borrowed items to their owners.  By doing this, the Gods would reward them in the coming year.

Moving forward to 46BC, the Romans changed New Years Day to January the 1st after Julius Caesar added a few more months to the calendar! January was named after a two-faced God called Janus.  Symbolically, the Romans believed that Janus could look back to the past year and towards the new year to come and so made promises of good conduct to him.

These days, we don't tend to make these promises in a religious way but more to ourselves although our success rate may be significantly different!

My New Years Resolutions this year are more like reminders.....focus on the moment.....make time for the small things....always look forward

What about you? Do you make New Years Resolutions?

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you're making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself changing yourself, changing your world. Yo.jpg