donderdag 4 januari 2018

A new year

Happy new year to everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely december month.
And now it is 2018 and we all get a fresh start. I am always careful with new years resolutions. Some years I don't have any, some years I do. Like now.
As I turned 50 last summer I have now decided I am to old to put myself down. I know, it is sad but like many women I do tend to do that. Funny enough men are much more positive about themselves and what they have done. Just watch Jamie Oliver a few times and you see what I mean : ) Love him by the way!
I have a nasty habit of pointing out all the not so perfect in my work to other people. Why? So they don't see it first I guess. But I do believe that you teach people how they should treat you and if I talk in a negative way about my work then why should they think about it in a positive way. Think about it. If Jamie Oliver would do that I don't think he would be as succesful as he is now. So I will be kinder to myself from now on, promiss.
Secondly, I will ask more of myself. I know that it sound like a contradiction. Being kinder to myself and at the same time ask more of myself but it isn't and I will tell you why.
Through out my life I have had a nasty habit of taking the easy route because I was always afraid that I wasn't able to do the more difficult things. We all have that sometimes. Thinking; Oh I would love to be able to do that, but it seems difficult. I am sure I can't. At times that is o.k. until you make a habit of it. Then you are under estimating yourself.
So that is stopping right now. I will try more because it is o.k. to not get it right the first time around or the second or the third. We need to make mistakes to learn. It is not o.k. to not even try. Not because you do not want to but because you are to scared to.
Well that was the heavy stuff out of the way. Now I will show you what I did yesterday.

I made myself a fabric box and yes, I really like how it turned out! I have watched a lot of Debbie Shore you tube videos. She has a ton of nice project and it have really inspired me to try some of them. And the nice thing is that you can make them your own.
I hope that this will be a good year for all of us! See you next time and remember: have fun!