Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Before I get started on anything else, the winner of my birthday giveaway for two yards of Charley Harper fabric from Fabricworm is (drum roll please)...Caryn. I've sent you an email, Caryn. Enjoy!
So today is the first day of 2014, and something feels different. Normally I would be drawing up a list of resolutions for the new year: lose weight, get organized, work on any unfinished projects, clean out the garage...funny how the list doesn't change much from year to year. About a week ago, though, I read a really great article in issue 34 of Mollie Makes called "Resolve to Be Happy." Incredibly talented blogger and designer Holly Becker of decor8 makes an excellent case for ditching the perfectionistic merry-go-round and choosing to enjoy the life you have right in front of you.
Her article struck a real chord with me, and after spending a few days mulling it over, I decided that the best resolution I can make this year is to live my life. I'm not talking about jumping out of a plane or running up my credit cards. I mean taking time to pay attention to my world instead of just watching it pass me by. It's one of the hazards of social media, I think, that we can spend so much time documenting life that we forget to live it. As I walk into 2014, I am resolved to take pictures with my mind as well as my camera, to work hard and play harder, to delight in the work of my hands and the people close to my heart.
And yes, I think there may be some sewing involved...
Happy New Year.