Here we are at the start of a brand new year! Fresh with possibilities and hopes for bringing forward our best selves. Though i do make New Year's resolutions, i refer to them as "revolutions" because i often end up battling with myself trying to keep them. But great beginnings and wholehearted efforts are worth a lot in inching toward goals both known and yet to be identified.
One of the things i'm setting out to do this year is to stop and smell more roses. Often, my work life forces me to look ahead to next year — to gaze into my crystal ball and try to spot new trends, colors and themes to incorporate into my designs. Before one project is finished, another is started and so i find myself sowing future seeds in future gardens. It's partly because of this that i find such joy in the creative process, no matter what the medium. To me, creating helps me live in the moment and i hope to do a lot more of that this year. Here are a few quotes i love that both inspire and remind me of this sentiment:
Forever is composed of nows.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
So, to celebrate this moment, i'm giving away another one of these:
All you have to do is leave a quote that is inspirational to you. The winners will be announced next Tuesday the 12th. Perhaps we can try to make it a collective resolution to focus on the bright joys and silver linings of life. There are so many!