Although I consider it I don't normally make resolutions at New Year. I often have mixed emotions - full of hope and a feeling of a clean slate and a chance to start again. and on the other hand a house full of last years Christmas detritus, the post-christmas orders busy-ness fall out that I didn't get round to clearing because I was exhausted, my daughter still home from school and sometimes (like yesterday) a little sore headed and tired.
I do know that I want to be kind to myself, to try new things, to exercise and eat well, to carry on growing my small business which I am proud of. This isn't a new year thing though but a daily promise to myself. I like to spend January reflecting on the previous year and see what I want to repeat or keep going, and what I want to leave behind. I can add to this something new too. So its more reflectilutions than resolutions. I don't really enjoy setting myself up only to feel disappointed in myself. January is cold, dark and somewhat tricky. This year it feels very exciting as I begin mentoring which lifts me right out of that foggy feeling.
If you want to see my New Year reflections from 2018 Click Here.
My new thing is the 'Makers Musings' letter I will be sending to subscribers with some ideas and inspiration, thoughts and wonderings, exercises and advice. I'm excited about this as well as the mentoring I start very soon. Like, my heart is jumping kind of excited.
Instead of resolutions this year I have made three wishes which I am sending in my letter this week, subscribe if you want to find out what they are, and for more ideas to navigate the life of maker or small business creative on a regular basis.
Happy New Year everyone!
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I'm Kate, a jewellery designer behind @graceandflora, therapist and creative consultant, mentor and coach. I also like to write creative business tips, inspiration and advice
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