finding the peace

superhero -
andrea scher says that
we need to do inventory to put the past
year to rest. not just making new resolutions,
but understanding what we did the past year.
we have to complete and find peace with) what
came before....ughhhh - who wants to drudge up

the past? well if she says we must - then i will!

here goes...

the good
1. resigning my full-time position to freelance
from home
2. spending more time with my kids
3. meeting new creatives through the internet
4. paying off all of our debt - the envelope system
works...thanks dave
5. weight watchers

the bad
1. lack of organization
2. billing/invoicing system
3. drinking more water than pop
4. exercising 4x a week
5. painting/creating more

the ugly
1. not getting our vacation
2. losing out on a big job - annual report
3. still not being able to take art classes

the oh-so happy
1. finding a whole slew of creative sistas
2. watching cheri grow and enter her 2nd
year of college
3. entering my 5th year of marriage
4. seeing tom fall in love
5. seeing gabe find his spot
6. painting my dining room orange
7. getting to meet miz penelope and
purchasing her art

the suckie
1. my mood swings
2. my weight gain
3. having to deal with small town mentality

finding the peace in 2006
1. take 2 art classes
2. work on a tighter schedule
3. exercise/lose 10lbs
4. smile more
5. subscribe to 2-3 creative publications
6. buy some clothes
7. launch my website
8. read read read
9. crochet something other than a scarf
10. save money
11. be a better mom/wife
12. create create create
13. enjoy my artists communities...
studio fridays, artists way, 52 figments
14. thank you to michelle, melanie, violette
heather, and raquelle...oh and enid! for
opening my eyes and taking me away from
this small town
15. ACCEPT ME! [this is a huge, big, whooping
undertaking for this girl who struggles so, with
low self-esteem. but hell i am 41 i need to start

sweet theme for 06...the year of accepting me!


kat said...

I love your theme for this year. I need to do some of that myself. Acceptance is a toughie isn't it? So glad to have you along on the aw journey. :-)

Kristine said...

Great post. You have given me a lot to think about. I saw Andrea's post yesterday and I have been mulling it over... I am in the artists way group too!

Marilyn said...

It's a GREAT theme...and a very honest list.

Enid said...

Great theme and lovely post. And an awww shucks for mentioning me. I'm so glad to have you to brighten up my world as well and show me something new or make me think. We have similar revelations and goals. So here's to making'06 a year about recognizing the power and potential we have.

Heather said...

what a great list and way to start the new year. Here's to making our dreams come true in 2006. How sweet of you to mention me, thanks. May you have a wonder filled year!!

Raquelle said...

What great lists! It's great to be able to reflect on the past and take that with you to move forward.

I'm very glad to have met you in the blogworld in 2005! Here's to wishing you a very happy 2006, may your life, family and career thrive!

Swirly said...

What a wonderful, inspiring list!! :)

la vie en rose said...

great theme! and i'm so glad i could be a part of your year!

acumamakiki said...

Hi Kelly,

thank you for commenting on my blog and also, letting me find you! I like your list and like you, share many of these goals for the new year.

Ncole said...

That is a wonderful theme and a great list! Happy to have found you and so glad you found me!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful Kelly! I love your list the good bad and the ugly! WHat an awesome idea!

Thanks for mentioning me on your blog.......that was very sweet!

You're an inspiration to me!