I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. I don’t believe in monumental change for the sake of a new year. I’ve found it’s more sustainable to practice continuous improvement each day by setting achievable goals. I like to use the downtime during the holidays to sit and think. Sit. And. Think. New ideas and creativity manifest from reflective thought, a simple act robbed of many by today’s distractions.
Sitting in front of my brick fireplace, snap crackle pop, new ideas flickered behind my eyes, and I told myself, "I will create more. I will write more, make more art, write more songs." Get ready for more rap videos, live art sessions and more.
Baking cookies from scratch (all from Pinterest: gingerbread, pecan snowballs, and sugar cookies), dirtying the kitchen with flours of love and the warmth of molasses, I smiled with thoughts of more cooking and sharing recipes with you.
Preparing for our holiday dinner party, cooking prime rib for the first time (easier than I imagined!) I strengthened my affirmation to deepen positive friendships with those who have similar values - encouraging each other’s aspirations, learnings and collaborating on artistic endeavors.
(BTW - I have upped my hosting game and I just LOVE hosting and cooking for my loved ones. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes and tips to come! In the meantime, here is my Pinterest board for our Christmas party.)
As I finished one of my best colored pencil pieces, I vowed to share more of my artistic process with you.
As I packed up the Christmas decorations, I didn’t put out all my year-round decor. I was feeling the need for less. Less and revamped. I can’t wait to share more of my home renovation projects with you. And I have no shame to say that the majority of my decor I get from thrifting or Marshalls! Yes, I love me some Marshalls.
It’s not a New Year, New Me - it’s a new year, same me, just more of me for you.
Thanks for tuning in,