I know I already blogged today, but I wanted to add this entry as I think it is important to talk about. Resolutions! Well, isn't everyone talking about them?! As we all know we make and break them, so why not give them a different "label"? Perhaps, Dreams, Wishes, Hopes or Aspirations would be more suitable. I have a few from my list that I am willing to share with you.
I wish to make more friends ~ this being online, in the Art community, in the Deaf community and in my Local community. I have already been working on this by visiting many other new blogs and becoming a follower and also I am on Facebook, which has helped me reconnect, stay connected and make new connections.
I aspire to help the needy once a month. I want to donate more of our out grown and unused clothing, help in a soup kitchen or teach someone something new. I am also hoping to get my daughter in on this with me. We are not the wealthiest people, but we have each other, clothes on our backs, food to eat every day and a roof over our head. I am grateful for all of this and feel I need to give back too!
I Hope to do more Art! Yea, we all want this right? I have also started on this one, by joining challenges and a Post Card Swap. I also plan to journal again, especially since I just won a new Art Journal....more on that down below! This will include trying new types of Art and new techniques. Bring on the Artful Blessings!!
I wish to do one special event a month with my daughter. My daughter is 15, like most teenagers, she prefers to hang out with her friends; not with mom! I am committed to doing something special once a month with her. I hope she is up for it!
I aspire to drink more water and exercise for 1 hour everyday! I have had a Wii Fit for 6 months now and I have used it sporadically. Since I want to lose weight and get toned, I need to use it more. I am on the right track, as I did my hour today, first thing after getting out of bed.
I Dream of having my Art published! I know this is going to take a lot of work, but this is a BIG dream of mine. I have already printed out the list from Stampington in hopes to meet one of their deadlines.
Last but not least, I aspire to Journal & Blog more efficiently. I want to be more proficient in both of these areas. I have been working on a 2009 Planner and also a Paper bag Art Journal. I plan to share both with you in the coming months.
As you see re-labeling Resolutions can make a list alot more rewarding! Care to share some of your Dreams, Wishes, Hopes or Aspirations?
I have already started mine and was pleasantly surprised by an email from Karla at Karla's Cottage, she informed me that I won her December giveaway! Wow!! What a great way to start the New Year! I can't wait to receive this Beautiful Art Journal! It will certainly help me with me last aspiration! Thank you Karla!!
So with winning a giveaway, I would like to make you aware of another giveaway from
I drooled when I came across their site. It is so beautiful...from the layout to the things they offer. I may even treat myself to one of their French Apothecary Bottles! This giveaway ends January 17th, so head on over for your chance to win!!
Also, Craft International is having a Birthday Blog Candy Giveaway! Who can resist candy that won't add to your waist! Happy Birthday! She will pick a winner on the 12th, her actual birthday! Good Luck!
I am heading to the table to do some Art! I hope you have had a fabulous day!