Goals for the New Year

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I have been reading many blog posts lately about goals for the New Year. So, inspired by my online friends, I have set forth a few goals for myself for 2008.

-take a painting class/workshop to bring painting back into my life

-create a visual journal by sketching more

-recreate my website

-nurture my writing, including writing poetry

-plant a garden at my new home

-open an Etsy account with updated photos of all of my jewelry

-learn transfer techniques so I may incorporate my photos into my art and my jewelry

-spend more time in nature

As I scan through my list, I see my resolution word, “Beauty”, already guiding me. In the last week, my meditations on my resolution word have led me from thinking about creating beautiful things to experiencing “beauty in the moment” and finally to finding the beauty in myself. As I approach my 50th birthday, I celebrate my blessings, my growth and, yes, my beauty.

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4 comments on “Goals for the New Year

  1. Frivolitea says:

    Lovely post. Best to you as you follow your resolutions into the new year.

  2. Dora says:

    Wonderful resolutions, Karen ! The word ‘beauty’ is a great word to guide you through your resolutions. I think we all need to learn to celebrate the beauty of the moment and of ourselves. So much of modern life conspires against this, especially when it comes to women of a ‘certain age’ (I’ve been in that ‘certain age’ category a long time !). I mean, how many ad for Botox do we need to listen to every day??

  3. artandtea says:

    Yes Dora, I know exactly what you mean! Thanks for your wise comments.

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