The holidays are now over and in the past few weeks, i have been working on what i like to call, "the foundation" for the coming year (more to come on that in a blog post soon). A few weeks ago it hit me that in 2011 i will turn 35, which to me seems like a REAL NUMBER-ain't no child anymore... i seriously feel 29/30...35 seems like a few years away still. I guess i have to get a grip on reality because the music that i have grown up with is now hitting the Classic Rock radio stations...
(not my era, but i wish!)
so i have been thinking about what i want out of 2011...
What immediately comes to mind is Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong singing Tenderly..if you haven't heard it, i BEG you to listen (hopefully with earphones). This song brings tears to my eyes every time-not only because you have two jazz masters that have the most amazing chemistry but Tenderly is all about moments, like a DH Lawrence scene where time stands still and you can notice everything.
So sitting here and listening to Ella and Louis and thinking about 2011...
1. make a go at a second biz: my jammy-jam side project Backyard In A Jar has been growing. people seem to like what i am can do and heck, let's see what can happen! I am going to spend more time in the kitchen and build a website for it. We recently restored a VW bus to do sales (a future post) and i have a few ideas of what to do...you only live once so why not!
(what do you think of the new label-courtesy of Nicole!!?)my niece and i have been growing our little Indie Arts & Craft fair and we have something special...i really want to dedicate more time to this great event and to her-she is so talented and this event has become such a wonderful thing for us and our friends...i love you niecey!
3. a well-organized machine: unfortunately, in order to do all of these things and run a store, i really have to make it a dedicated and serious objective to be organized and run a fine-tuned life...not so Ella/Louis/DH Lawrence-ish, but i dearly love all of these things and they work so well together! this month i am making a goal to organize all 3 of my computers and piles and paperwork so that i can spend the rest of 2011 doing the things that really matter and not stress that i can't find something or am so behind that i can't enjoy what i have. i also need to create a weekly and monthly schedule that i can actually stick to to make sure i have everything working.
4. time out for the things/people i love: i started the year off hosting my family for what will hopefully be an annual Family Jam (more to come on that!!), and i want to spend more time loving the people and things that brought me to today. i also want to spend more time in my ceramics class and screen printing!
(more time for you too Marge!)
well here's to a wonderful and adventure-filled 2011 and to more posting and sharing-cheers!