Monday, December 31, 2012

I know what I did in 2012

It's the last day of 2012 and I'm one of those people who try very hard not to live a life of regrets and sighing. But I have to admit. It is a character flaw. I tend to dwell a little too long on what I should have done, how I should have spent my time better and so on.

In September this year I already knew I wasn't going to achieve all my goals for the year. So I went with the attitude of whatever. Still it hurt because once again, I let time slip by. I know that I sometimes give myself too many goals to achieve. Once again setting myself up for disappointment. And yet I keep doing it. I don't want to think that I never learn. I want to believe that I just want to keep on trying.

Creatively, I wasn't very daring. Just kept to what I already knew, what was safe. I didn't make many new bag designs. Just variations of the old.

I made a lot of bags in 2012. I know because I managed to close the chapter on 1000 Projects Before I Die. I think I made too many bags in 2012 because I really felt so tired. It nearly killed my passion.

As a mom, I found myself for the first time parenting 2 teens in secondary schools. I want to say it was a really rough year, especially with my girl. Things have gotten better so I'm hopeful for the new year, new term.

Ok, let's have a look back on some of the stuff I made which I want to keep making in 2013 because I'm not sick of them yet....

Well, thank you, my dear friends for always coming back to read my posts. Even tho' sometimes I just blog the same old same old. Even tho' a lot of times I make the same old same old.

Most of all, I'm grateful majority of you found it in yourself to accept the little bits of sponsored stuff I sometimes do on my blog, facebook or twitter. (thanks for not unliking/unfollowing me) These sponsored touts don't pay a lot of money. So don't worry about me getting rich. Still for someone who does not have a regular paying job, I won't say no to such opportunities. The pennies I get come in useful when it's time to pay Google for storage, for getting lovely fabric for my giveaways and bags and of course pay for the expensive chocolates and potato chips required to get my creative juice flowing.  As for those who were so incensed enough to unlike/unfollow me, you're gonna miss me!

I have lots of new goals for 2013. Maybe you'll come back next year and see what I have in store? Enjoy your last day of 2012.


Corinna said...

Have a Great New Year Jane! All the best and many good ideas! Looking forward to read your blog in 2013

Suzee said...

Happy New year! I love reading your blog.. I can't wait to see some new stuff and always love what you I will be here with you in the next year!
Your blog is one of a handful I have to read when posted!

Chris H said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, I hope you have a wonderful 2013.

punkychewster said...

Happy 2013!! May the new year be more crafting with passion!

Anna said...

Happy New Year Jane. Wishing you a fabulous 2013.

Little Blue Mouse said...

Happy New Year!

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