Well, it is New Year's Eve already! Where has the time gone this year? Or the last year? Or the year before that? Time just keeps flying by us and I sometimes feel like I'm standing still. Honestly, I'm not ready to let this year go. This has been a Wonderful year just like the years past. But, on the same token, I'm so ready to see what the New Year will bring. In between being in and out of town the past few weeks, I have been designing some new items for Shabby Boutique and creating a few new things for Crafting Confections. As a matter of fact, I just woke up a little bit ago with an idea for Valentines in my head. And not being home is sad because I can't run downstairs in my studio and play with the ideas. I know some of you may not believe me, but I know a lot of you creative people will know exactly what I'm talking about ;), but I get a lot of my best ideas in dreams or thinking when not being able to sleep. I do think that it is sort of a curse for the creative mind, as I do not sleep much because my mind continues to go on and on even in dreams. It is so hard to turn it off.
I do really and truly want to Thank everyone that I have met this year for making it an extraordinary year. Whether I created a website for you, crafted something pretty just for you, answered your questions or just chatted away with you. Every experience one has makes them who they are and what they will become. It doesn't matter if it's a bad experience or a good one, your experiences still mold you. Hopefully you learn from the bad ones though and that makes you stronger. I know I have seen many challenges and had many experiences in my life that weren't good ones, but I think that is why I am so strong today. But they have also made me more caring, sharing, loving, honest and true. I learned from my grandparents when I was young to treat others how you want to be treated, and I truly take that to heart. And trust me, I have a big one. LOL What has always brought me joy over the years is making others happy and it always will be. I will do the silliest of things just to make someone laugh and I don't care if they are laughing with me or at me. As long as they are laughing and I put that smile on their face. And when things were rough throughout my life, which I have had my share for sure, laughter has always gotten me through. So, I hope to those that may read this, will realize that those rough times don't have to always be so sad and glum. And I know from experience that everything does happen for a reason and you should use that negative energy and turn it around and create new positive energy from it. Your life will be so much happier and full of joy, whether you realize it or not.
I don't know why I even went on about that, I guess reflection and maybe a voice of reason for those that may need it. Once again, everything happens for a reason. Maybe those words will help inspire someone out there. All I know is that I am looking forward to the New Year and what it will bring. So, to all of my friends, family and clients.....A Huge, from the bottom of my heart, Thank You & Happy New Year!