With 2010 just around the corner, it’s “that” time when many will reflect on change they wish to see or make in the coming year. I prefer to call them intentions rather than resolutions because they really are things I intend to do. As I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten more realistic about the goals I set for myself which helps me to actually achieve something rather than make excuses for what didn’t happen. I like that! In fact getting things done excites me and motivates me to want to do more. Which is really what this post is about… As I reflect on the things that really matter to me and what I can do to have more of those things in my life I came to the realization that I am a “Social Crafter”. (You all probably knew that long before I did!) I love to craft and make things with my hands, especially when it comes to paper. But I also tend to do more of it when I have crafting friends near by.
Over the years of running a home business, teaching classes and just plain creating, I have accumulated a lot of STUFF. STUFF that seems to clutter more than to create. STUFF that is choking the life from the space that once held a shoebox party of 17 crafters. (I’m lucky to fit 6 in there now!) My intention for 2010 is to reduce my STUFF by about half to double the space and allow more PEOPLE to fit in there than STUFF.
Some people would wait until January 1 to get started, giving themselves time to just “be” with the idea of a new intention. But why wait? I actually made this decision a couple of weeks ago and I’ve already, little by little started to look at my STUFF through new eyes. “Would I rather have this thing, or a friend in this spot?”, I’ve asked myself. Over and over the answer is the same. The STUFF doesn’t really carry any weight when put opposite on the scale of the company of a friend.
So here I go! Rolling up my sleeves right this minute. Digging in to make way, make room, sort and purge! And what a perfect time to be doing just this very thing,… when there is a blog prize drawing (or two, or three) coming up in just four days! Wanna win some neat crafting supplies? (We won’t call it STUFF when it’s yours! Ü) Besides, this is good, loveable, amazing supplies that had an idea attached to it. Now it’s needing to move on, be loved and used by someone new. When you enter to win the prize (by posting to any article on this blog before the end of the year) please trust that the boxes full of fabulous things being collected to send are not junk, cast aways or more clutter. The things selected to go to new homes will be good, some of it brand new and all of it useful and wonderful to crafters far and wide. Seriously, I don’t buy junk. Ü
What will your intention be for the coming new year?? I’d love to hear!