Friday, 2 January 2015

onwards...


I had a lot of heart break towards the end of last year and it has certainly been hard to deal with. I have had to question so much and now I'm looking forward to a year full of growth and understanding.


My word for 2014 was 'better', I don't know how much of that I achieved but regardless I will continue to strive, to learn and to work hard. 

I thought a lot about what I want to focus on this year but I struggled to come up with one word to encapsulate it all... until I realised it's all about more.

Not more actual stuff obviously but more of what's important and more 'me'.

Throughout my quilting journey I have struggled with my style but more recently I feel comfortable with trusting my taste and just creating what I love. I would like more of that.


Along with more creativity I also need to concentrate on spending my time doing things I love, with love and that will provide happiness to me and my family.


I tend to be selfish, I guess we all do occasionally, but my happiest times recently have been when I've just let go and stopped worrying about what needs to be done and really enjoyed the time I have with my children. When we've been being silly, or reading together or colouring or whatever and I'm truly in the moment it really does make all the chores I have to do that much easier. Having time with them and fully allowing myself to be present allows us all to be happier and more connected.


I would like to spend this year loving more. Myself, my family, my friends. Taking time to connect and enjoy these relationships; when they are nurtured my spirits are lifted.


I'm hoping if I can create more happiness in my life it will come through in my sewing and I can be productive. I don't want to push myself this year though. I would like a year of enjoying more, loving more, and doing things with clear intentions.


Happy 2015 everyone!



31 comments:

  1. Great post Lucy and you don't need a style you just need to keep creating when you can. Life is full of seasons, just go with the flow and enjoy the little ones, before you know it they will be all grown up xx

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  2. Happy New Year Lucy. Blessings on you and yours

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  3. I hope 2015 is a wonderful year for you, Lucy. I've found, too, that I'm happiest when I'm just enjoying my family rather than running around worrying about everything that needs to be done. Keep enjoying this time with your little ones! xoxo

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  4. What a great post Lucy! Happy New Year to you! Here's to more! :)

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  5. Really lovely goals. I'm sorry for the heartache you've experienced - that's never easy. Bless you as you travel forward...

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  6. I hope that you have a calm and peaceful 2015 and that you are able to achieve everything you want in the year.

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  7. Lovely post Lucy, wishing you a good year ahead.xxx

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  8. Those sounds like great goals, sorry to hear there was some heartache at the end of 2014.

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  9. I hope you have a happy, fulfilling 2015.

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  10. Good luck Lucy! You gave us some food for thoughts.

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  11. Happy New Year, and best of luck reaching those goals and enjoying time with your loved ones! :o)

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  12. great post lucy, i'm with you on a lot of it! x

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  13. I reckon you've turned the corner and there are positive vibes all around you to help you along. I like the comment above about life having seasons so surely any 'style' evolves and alters as it travels lifes journey

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  14. I understand the lost feeling, but I hope you have a fabulous 2015, onwards and upwards :o)

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  15. Have a wonderful 2015 and enjoy your time with your littles. You are so right - there will always be more work but they are only small for a short time

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  16. Lovely post Lucy, truly heartfelt! Happy New year and good luck for 2015 xx

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  17. Happy new year. Hope 2015 brings all you desire and more. (Maybe a few extra hours in a day too but only after the kids are in bed!)

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  18. I meant to add that I've chosen my mantra as "growth".

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  19. Wishing you every happiness for this year, lovely x

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  20. I hope that 2015 is 'your' year (both 'you' personally and 'you' your family) and that more good than bad happens.

    P.S. I don't think that spending lovely time with your children rather than doing chores is at all selfish. Quite the opposite, in fact. And they'll remember sitting with you at the table while you all colour in far more than they'd remember a clean oven or a freshly-washed front door! Take care xx

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  21. I am so sorry to hear about your fall, and I wish for you all the best in this coming year. I hope you are able to focus on these excellent plans and goals.

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  22. Ah Lucy I am sorry that life has been challenging of late. For me, the secret of life is normally in the being rather than in the doing. We miss the 'now' when we are always chasing around. Enjoy your 2015. Di x

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  23. What a thoughtful post. I really like the way you said that creating happiness in your life will reflect through your sewing and procuctivity. Wishing you a truly wonderful 2015.

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  24. What a great post! there is nothing better than to wish a friend happiness I truly wish you and your family happiness!

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  25. I'm sorry to hear that 2014 ended with heart break, Lucy! Sending you hugs and wishes for a kickass 2015! XO

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  26. I'm sorry this past year was a bust, Lucy. I had a bad one in 2013 but 2014 proved to be much better. Take time for yourself and your family and it will all get better!!!

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  27. Hope you're OK Lucy, Happy New Year.

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  28. A beautiful post Lucy - I'm sorry you have endured hard times and hope 2015 is a happier year for you. xx

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  29. We're on the same page Lucy. Better is more of the right thing!

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  30. that's a good "more", lucy! i hope and pray it goes well for you. somehow you always keep on even in the midst of the tough times. bless you! i'm not so sure about you being a selfish person - i think you are quite generous. but i guess we all have our selfish corners where we don't want to give. i know i do! i hope you find the balance of taking care of yourself and giving more, too. hugs!

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  31. Sorry to hear you've been going through more tough times and upset. What's been happening? Your thoughts for 2015 are very sensible and clear headed. Hope the year has been off to a good start.

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