Welcoming the New Year

Welcome to 2013!

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been thinking about my goals and resolutions for the New Year. I think my New Year’s resolution is to commit to less, and relax more. In short, to avoid resolutions and intentions as much as possible.

This isn’t because I intend to be a slacker. Rather, it’s a recognition that I already have a big commitment on my plate, aka the book. I usually have about twenty hours a week to work on my creative pursuits, and the book is taking about ten hours a week. That leaves me only ten hours to do everything else I want to do. And then I’ve made a bunch of commitments to do other things, the net of which is that I’ve felt guilty about “stealing” time to work on Phoenix Rising when there are so many other things I need to do.

So my sole goal for this year is to decrease the number of commitments distracting me from my fiber work. I still need to teach two workshops in January, write a book review for Complex Weavers Journal, and prep some stuff for the museum, but after that I’m going to try cutting down on my other commitments. As a result, I’ve decided to cancel the drawing class I registered for at the local community college. I really want to learn to draw, but now is not the time. I need time for my own projects as well!

So I’m hoping 2013 will see more time for weaving!

Wishing you all the very best in the year to come!

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