Early in 2018 I decided to create with more intention. Less hustle, less comparison, and more finding joy in creating. Looking back on the year I feel like I did just that, or at least got really close. I made less, wrote less, designed less, and posted less, but what I did create, I did for the enjoyment of doing so.
I have a few small personal goals as we head into a New Year, but my main goal is the same for 2019 as it was in 2018….to be content.
Content with my work, and finding joy in creating while still pushing myself. Content with my time, and being mindful of what I do with it. Content with my home, and it’s never ending list of projects and fingerprints to clean. Content with my body, and focusing more on giving it what it needs (i.e. not Diet Dr. Pepper) instead of what it looks like. Content with my finances, and being proud of how far we’ve come instead of discouraged by how far we’ve yet to go. Content with my parenting, because I have a lot to work on daily, but I’m also doing a pretty darn good job. Content in my trials, because that’s how I learn and grow even when things are the worst.
Anyways…you get the idea. I’m working on being content and happy with where I am now, while still working to improve and progress. It takes daily work to change my thoughts, not compare, and just remember to be happy where I’m at right now…but it’s worth it.
I added a few of my favorite finished quilts and posts from the past year.
My most visited post was also my favorite to write: 11 Things I’ve Learned in 11 Years.
I hope that 2019 brings you happiness, contentment, and lots of quilting! Happy New Year friends!