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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
I've been so very excited about this part of my website & I'm super glad that it's finally up and running. It's a work in progress, so expect some changes. Also expect to see some free downloads, behind the scenes stuff etc. *yay*

 I have thought a lot about this first post, what I want to say & if I want to say anything at all about what happened. Obviously, you want the first post on your blog to be a happy exciting one, but this is really meaningful to me and I think that's important.

On the 16th of December last year, just as my holiday was getting started, my husband Michael's mother and grandmother passed away in a horrific accident. Of course we were devastated by this unexpected tragedy, but that's not the point I want to make...

During 2014 I worked. A lot. I worked late, I worked weekends and I worked while on holiday. I felt like I really had to push this dream of mine as hard as possible and make a name for myself in the industry. This year I am seeing the fruits of my labor, but the accident made me ask myself "For what?".
I realized that dreams are important but at the end of the day, you don't want people to say "She worked so hard". You want to be remembered for being kind, loved, for making a difference in someone's life. You want people to say that you were generous, always happy and smiling, that they loved spending time with you.
There were so many things I didn't get to last year - projects, people, friends, events, my dogs - because of work. So this year I'm changing the way I do my business and my life. I'll be working strict office hours and pick the projects I take on with a bit more care. I want to start exercising, finish the quilt I started three years ago and learn how to paint in watercolors. Spend more time with the people I love and go away for weekends. Actually make a real difference.

This life is so short and it happens so quickly. It doesn't care what you still wanted to do. I am beyond excited for this year though, but this year I'll be squeezing a lot less work and a lot more life into my year.


PS. It's been a month into the new year & already I need to come back and remind myself not to work too much. Urgh. Endless battle I guess,  but I actually put the computer off last night even though I felt like I still needed to work, so it's a little win.

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