It is with a lot of gratitude that I approach the closing of this year 2012. For more reasons than just my good health, of which I am most grateful. I’m grateful for the many friends and clients I have encountered in my travels, the time we have had to appreciate each others company in this pas year. And for the liberty of making vital choices about life, business, mental well being….and sometimes just being still at home. I’ve said goodbye to a sister and a nephew this year with sadness. But I’ve learned to embrace life more fully.
I’m grateful that I run my business from a small location that is manageable with my new online web store. People say you have to adjust to the times, well I believe I have. Its simple and yet sometimes that was hardest to achieve and learn from. I’ve seen the close of hundreds of stores in my city, and I know the stories behind them. Only because as an entrepreneur I have walked that track too. I am grateful I’m not in the fight or flight mode anymore, I’ve found that edge of a cliff to rest, like the flight of an eagle. And yet I know myself, that I will not be able to rest for long. For I’m seeing things in my minds eye for the year coming. I’m already formulating designs in my head and creating a concept and creating events to showcase it. This is what excites me, that I still have the passion for design and creativity, that is my best asset, no one can stop that or take it from me. For this I wake everyday with a prayer of thankfulness.
We all have that power to make positive choices, to move forward. We have the power to create our own environment, design our own lives. It takes vision, forcefulness and determination, no one says its easy, but is achievable. Perhaps this is what the Mayans were projecting, that in 2012 the world will end as we know it, not in physical sense, but perhaps we are going thru a major paradigm shift. For me its difficult to put this year into words because we saw so much trauma, that its still around us. Yet the only thing I know how to do is keep moving. Respecting all that is living around us. Yaangudang’, I respect you and myself.
I wish everyone a very prosperous and very Happy New 2013 year!