Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

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Wow! Another year to check off, another moment to look back on memories and think, "Was it really that long ago?" It is just really so incredible that events seem like they took place yesterday, and it was 10 years ago or 20!

I stepped into my 45th year of life in October, and there still seems so much more to accomplish and still so much to "work" on personally. When do I get to perfect who I am and feel comfortable -- and stop making so many errors? It's a constant process, isn't it? Anyway, this is always a good time to reflect on important things and new goals, as the close of the crazy holidays and the beginning of a quiet winter January comes around.

A few fresh new things are going on around here. Some I can go on about, and some I'll keep for later. However, my little sewing/embroidery business is about to make a leap as some good opportunities have come my way, which is a good thing, because I feel like my part in the medical transcription industry is changing. I'm not sure if it is just the technology that is changing as much as it might be me. Not having young kids at home needing me here and not having my grandmother here anymore to take care of have really changed my work habits and concentration. I have had so much more time on my hands this year, and I realized I didn't really know what to do with it. I feel like I lost so much time and work and opportunity by being "lost," but, maybe not. It could have just been the year of mourning you hear about. A year of seasons to miss someone who is gone. Maybe it was just that, and I wasn't prepared for it. I kind of thought that through a few months ago and told myself to get on the ball and make some decisions, so I've been moving forward with an "A" plan and a "B" plan and taking things as they come right now. I feel very refreshed and still a bit uncertain. However, I have a lot of choices available which actually makes the process okay because I'm not being corralled into choosing a certain path based on little ones needing me or because of limited opportunity.

I hope you are feeling refreshed after this fun and fast holiday season. I hope you find this new year and new season exciting and full of possibilities, whatever they may be.


The Blonde Duck said...

Happy New Year!

Jodie said...

Its sounds like you have a great 2009 ahead of you.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It's great that you have choices! I often wonder what I'll do with myself after my daughter leaves for college (1 more year).

I do feel refreshed after the holidays and I feel hopefull for this new year!

I hope you have a great 2009!


oliver rain said...

This picture is so lovely. I didn't get around to commenting around Christmas but your family photo is fantastic. What a wonderful bunch you have! Happy New Year my friend.

Christy said...

Happy happy crafty new year!

Sew Bettie said...

best of luck to you in the new year! i hope your new business opportunities bring you a lot of happiness.

Chris Worthy said...

I am excited for you as these new possibilities emerge. I hope 2009 is a treasure for you!