One year ago today I was sitting here typing a post about getting myself out there. Starting to share creatively, starting a blog, beginning a You Tube channel, and working for design teams. In 2016, I did those things. Not all well but I can honestly look back and say...wow...I jumped and started to get my feet wet.
Did everything work perfectly? nope.
Did I accomplish everything that I wanted to? nope.
Did I experience some successes? YES!
Did I grow and change? Absolutely!
This past year has been one of immense change. I moved into a new house, grew in my career goals, started a doctoral program, and worked to build the beginning foundation of a creative presence. I grew my Instagram account (although not as much as I would have liked). I grew my You Tube channel in the last nine months and learned a TON along the way there. I worked on several different design teams and collaborated with lots of amazingly talented crafters. Those were definite successes! I made some great friends out there in the world and that has been the most rewarding and amazing part.
So now....onward and upward! 2017....I am SO excited to start a new year. I have some pretty lofty goals and aspirations. I am still plugging away on my life goals and career goals. I have finished the first course of my doctoral program and moved right into the second. I am going to play along with the One Little Word community this year and my word (I think) is going to be SEEK. I want to SEEK knowledge...SEEK adventures...SEEK clarity...SEEK wisdom...SEEK opportunities...SEEK balance. It is going to be SO exciting!!!
In my crafty life....I have some HUGE aspirations. I can't wait to start some new collaborations and explore some new design team opportunities. I want to keep working to figure out this Instagram follower business (seriously weird stuff...but come follow my feed if you don't already :) @redefinedkreative. I can't wait to continue to grow my You Tube channel because that is where I am loving my social media presence and community the most. I can't wait to meet more people, explore more opportunities, and grow my crafty contributions even more. I am loving every step of this adventure and can't wait to see what 2017 brings. I hope you will stick around, follow me on Instagram, interact and converse with me in Facebook groups, and check out my You Tube channel.
Here's to another year of great adventures!!
Bring it on, 2017!!