Closing out the old year to welcome the New Year is a long-standing tradition in our house. We try to finish up jobs that were left incomplete for one reason or another. I finish outstanding correspondence and try to plan a nice dinner to enjoy once the sun sets.
Taking stock on a professional level this year is not difficult. The list is short. Teaching and travelling were on hold due to my self-imposed sabbatical. I organized and facilitated another successful Art Quilt Campus at St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, SK and I finally held my book “Inspiration Kantha” in my hands.
I have grown in my photography and pursued certification as a Nalanda Miksang teacher, and I have continued to post daily to my personal website Miksang & Haiku for the past twelve months without skipping a day. It has been an enjoyable and educational personal challenge, one I am committed to continue for 2018.
Speaking of 2018: What’s in store for the new year? Art Quilt Campus is on the agenda for the last two weeks of August… and once again we are planning to list our home for sale in the spring. Colin is just finishing the newly added powder room which should garner a little more interest and widen the gap and pull ahead of some ofthe properties for sale here at the lake.
Much like every December 31st, my inbox is filled with great advice for a new year, how to set goals, how many goals to set or not to set, how to make a resolution and keep it… and they pretty much convey the same message: Let common sense prevail!
Too many resolutions set the stage for failure. I came across this excellent article today, where the importance of the calendar is not only stressed, but the author outlines in detail how this time-proven tool helps to meet goals and keep obligations. I found the short read affirming.
Sending Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! All the best for 2018. May your upcoming year be filled with countless creative opportunities, Anna