Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

2011 Choices

Remember back to my posts at the beginning of the year when I mentioned that instead of making a New Year’s Resolution, I was going to pick a “Word for the year”.   And, my word was “Choices”.

I had visions that this would mean choosing to spend time in the studio,  happily creating and blogging afterwards…..but life had a different idea in mind!!!

I have found this year that my choices had to be different.  They tended more to taking care of family, helping clients that were in need, working in the yard, and on and on.  Instead of trying to do everything, I chose to miss certain events in order to participate in others. 

The biggest and most important choice was to not get angry because I wasn’t getting into the studio, but instead to enjoy what life was bringing along, even if it wasn’t what I had planned!!

One of the many perks of these new choices was that I have been so very relaxed during the holidays, organized early and actually able to have a nap on Christmas Eve afternoon…..something that has NEVER happened before.

Now don’t get me wrong, I hope to spend many wonderful creative hours in the new year, but it is so relaxing to take that out of the “must” column and put it into the “choose” column.

A friend shared this quote on Facebook and I think that it fits here……



I am looking forward to a new year of choices, chances and changes!!!!

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