I wanted to start a new year of blogging (yes I have decided to keep it going and going back to where I started; fabulously creative!) with a few wishes for you and share a few wishes I have listed for myself.
Here are my wishes for you:
Be motivated to do.
There is a really fine line between inspiration and distraction, and the Internet plays a big role in this. I love collecting images, patterns, and textures, and with so many colorfully rich blogs, Pinterest and Instagram it's incredibly easy to get caught up in being inspired. But at some point there are but so many moodboards and inspiration posts we can make. Somehow we have to move beyond the inspiration and actually do/make something. Sometimes the act of collecting and sharing inspiration feels like we are working towards a finished goal, but in reality until there's action beyond that stage, it simply becomes a distraction. So my wish for you (and myself) is to be motivated to get pass that stage. Of course, be inspired, but make sure you are letting your ideas bloom. That means you're not only researching colors and trends for your new collection, but also looking at printing processes, business collaborations, and speaking to your accountant about your business taxes. It doesn't have to be those specific tasks, but taking steps in production, growth and having a clear understanding of your finances are great ways to insure you're moving forward.
Don't compare your insides with someone else's outsides.
This is a line my supervisor shared with me some time ago and I never forgot it. This is something we're all guilty of at some level, and something people have been doing since the beginning of time. But I have a feeling that social media has taken this to another level.
With people sharing so much of themselves online, often only the good stuff, it's so easy to get caught up in how well someone else is doing and asking "why not me?" Comparing what you're feeling, thinking, and experiencing to what you see online or even in physical daily interactions with someone is counter-productive. You never ever know what is really going on, and should really use that energy to focus on you.
So my wish for you (and myself) is to be grateful for the many blessings you have, send light to the people you admire and have acheived some of things you'd like to acheive, and know that your experiences (good and bad) are unique to your personal journey.
museum visit, making terrariums, furniture shopping, and creating
Here are some things I really want to work on this year:
My home. Since I started school shortly after I moved into my apartment my space has been decorated and unpacked incrementally. This year I am excited about getting my place together so I can share it with family and friends. I want to have creative salons, dinner parties and invite my homegirls over for tea; but the biggest reason why I want to get my place in order is so my nieces and nephews can visit and hang with their cool auntie for a week or so over the summer. That would be so fun!
Do more videos. I've been wanting to produce more videos for Fly for way too long. This year I'd like to put more energy into making it happen. Sometimes coordinating a videographer, assistance, music, and talent seems so daunting to me but I just have to buckle down and do it.
Create more. Along with more video I also want to make more product for my online shops.
Have fun. Life is so busy! But over the holiday break I had the chance to catch up with some homies, go to a museum, out to eat, etc. and had sooooo much fun. I need to not wait for breaks, but try to incorporate fun time every chance I get.
What about you? What are your goals for the year? Any creative goals or dreams you're hoping to pursue? What are wishes you've shared with friends and family?