Wow ... who can believe it is 2016!   This was 'the future' in so many movies I watched when I was much younger!  This means the future is here ... we are living it.

This also means time passes so fast.  Sometimes in the blink of an eye.  It scares me sometimes to think how fast time can go.  My 11 year old said to me (last year now), I wish you'd had me when you were younger Mum, so we had more time together.  Wow.  I wish that too.  Though I don't wish away the life I had.  But I wish for time with loved ones.  And lots of it.

2015 was great in many ways.  It also sucked in many ways - but I won't go into the suckyness.  This year is about focusing on the good, and looking forward to the great.  This year my 'baby' will turn 2, my big boy will start Middle School and turn 12, and my angel baby will be 5.  And I'm not even going to think of the number I will turn.  I tell myself it is just a number, but it is the numbers it is heading towards that scare me.  I want time to slow down, so I can have more time to appreciate that which I love.

The start of the year sees us 'getting our ducks in a row' ... translated to 'the big de-clutter'.  My big boy had his room redecorated for Christmas, he got a cool new loft bed, and has de-cluttered his room.  This inspired the big cleanout, and while we are still in the midst of it, it feels really good, starting fresh - going forward with just what we want and need.

I worked hard in 2015.  KJdesigns did great, I had record sales and blew my sales target for Christmas out of the water by over 50%.  This meant lots of hard work, lots of long hours, lots and lots of stamping.  Luckily my husband has been home, so I've been able to work fulltime.  My studio is still in a bit of a mess, and is on the list to de-clutter.  I'm leaving it until last though, as I know once I get in there properly I'll be all inspired and ready to start again for the year.  I'm kinda closed, but still open, and have made a few orders over the last few days - but I am on a self imposed break.

This means I'm taking time for ME.  I've read a book.  Done some colouring in.  Painted my nails.  Boring stuff - but stuff that I don't normally have time to do, which means I appreciate it now, when I can.  It takes a while to get in the swing of relaxing, when you are not used to it.

2016 - we have started as we mean to go on.  De-cluttered, de-stressed, and motivated to enjoy and love living in 2016.

I wish everyone a relaxing and stressfree break - and hope 2016 brings with it all your hopes and dreams.

Suz x

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Posted: Friday 1 January 2016