Mid-winter can be such a tricky time of year for lots of people for so many reasons, the January blues can kick in hard when the holiday fun begins to fade to memories. As you know, I can struggle with the cold dark days. The short days and limited sunlight can be a big issue for me at times, but I've learnt over recent years that taking long dog walks when the sun is at it's highest really helps and keeping myself busy with lots of projects is a very good distraction. This year I'm being careful to choose only the most creatively stimulating projects that will make me feel excited about creating instead of overwhelmed. Some things I will take a break from to make way for others that I hope will rejuvenate me. I want 2014 to be about growth, development and exploration. I want to get back to the roots of why I enjoy creating and experimenting with the new. Sometimes when you are running a small business on your own it is too easy to lose balance between maintaining an income and nurturing your creativity. It has happened to me over the last year and now I must redress the balance. To help with that, from today I'll be taking part in the winter session of Creative Courageous Year (last week's giveaway winner was lovely Sarah Boyd, who is also looking to develop her creativity in 2014). I am so excited about this and can't wait to get stuck in! If you're taking part too I look forward to seeing you over there :)
Also, a huge thank you to all my 'making everyday beautiful' contributors! You are always such a huge inspiration to me and a daily reminder to recognise and enjoy the beauty in the everyday simplicity of my life. You are invaluable to me and to many others in our community I am sure!
Happy Monday everyone!