If today really is the end of an era, what are you taking with you, and what are you leaving behind?
My graphic design teacher taught me one important rule when it comes to designing a logo or layout: if it doesn’t serve a purpose, eliminate it. The same principle can be applied to our lives when we find ourselves thinking twice about tossing away the things (material or intangible) that just take up space.
Earlier this year, I wrote down my list of 52 Creative Goals. I’ve crossed out about a third of the things on the list. Some items on the list have come true in unexpected ways. Many are still works-in-progress, and there are a lot of things that I haven’t even started on. For the next year, I’m trimming the list down to FIVE, taking on the bigger dreams, and leaving behind those that don’t make much sense.
In 2013, I will:
The lists go on and on and on, as each thing is a step towards something greater. I’m so excited for the Crafts & Creativity Workshop on January 5, where I’ll get to make more lists and plan my creative year with the class. We are all works-in-progress, and it will be great to have some timeout for the creative soul just as we take on the new year.
I’m bracing myself for the changes, but I promise to enjoy everything that comes my way. One thing that will remain the same, though, is my desire to craft and create pretty things, all of which I will continue to share with you here.
Thank you for reading about my life after breakfast, and happy holidays to you and your loved ones! 🙂