Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

2008 hasn't started particularly auspiciously for me. I have the can't drag your ass out of bed flu that is going around. I literally spent all day yesterday in my pj's feeling sorry for myself. Thankfully the kids are all at their other parents houses this week so I didn't need to take care of anyone but myself. I'm feeling a bit better today (Ithink the shower and getting dressed helped) although I think it is going to be another day of rest. In a bid to try to cheer myself up (I find being sick very depressing) I am going to spend the day thinking about things that I like and try to cheer myself up. The summer and fall were crazy busy for me both at home and getting my business launched. I have been compiling a very long 'things to do in January when things slow down' list that I am going to revisit today. I have been feeling kind of scattered regarding the direction my art is going in. I seem to be interested in so many different styles and ideas and I become overwhelmed. I dabble in some then hop to another, then back, then something different yet again. I think I need to really focus my attention on what I want to explore and then explore it until it is resolved. So when I gather my energy again I am going to head into my studio and grab my books and journals and sit with them and a pot of tea and think about direction.

I have never been big on resolutions for the New Year. It always seems like they are taken so lightly that there isn't really a point. I had a friend ask me just a few minutes after midnight 2008 if I had any resolutions and I really couldn't think of a single one. Yesterday, I was visiting my friends blog and he had a link to a site that I have been meaning to visit for a while. It is called The Story of Stuff. It takes about 20 minutes to watch but it is very much worth it and it has given me my resolution for this year: I will consume less this year. Watch the video, send it to others, follow the 10 easy steps to make the world a better place. It's easy.

1 comment:

Kirsten said...

Hmmm - and here I thought you were just *flaunting* the fact that you stayed in your pjs all day on January 1st! Sorry to hear you were so under the weather...and hope you feel better soon!

And I am all for consuming less! We can do it! (Although I draw the line at red wine...sorry :)