Although it is that time of year, it is not a Christmas gift - and no, it was not my birthday either.
Yesterday was my last day at work. Yes, as from today, I am officially no longer employed!
It is both so exciting a really, really scary at the same time. Some of you may know that I have been working at Country Bumpkin for a rather long time, lastly as editor of Inspirations magazine. I had never in a million years ever imagined that I would be working in publishing, let alone editing a magazine. It has been an amazing journey - fun, hard work and an enormous learning curve. I will miss it and all the truly talented and fabulous people I have worked with and got to know over the years.
Anyway, it is time for me to move on - and, although it is sad to say goodbye, it feels so right to step away.
So what has that got to do with a notebook, you may ask? Well, the next chapter I am about embark on has a lot to do with this blog and with my own design work and embroidery. I have many plans for next year and sometimes it is hard to know just where to begin. I was thinking that to make it all happen, I would need a very, very good New Years resolution - except, I don't know about you but they don't really work that well for me. I have usually forgotten about them within a few weeks.
Then a few weeks ago I read about choosing just One Little Word for the year. Just one word - the idea really appealed to me and for once I decided to actually participate in the workshop. So that is the reason behind this beautiful gift, that I will truly treasure (I feel like writing in it already, but that would be cheating).
Over Christmas, I will be sharpening my needles, dusting off the keyboard and trying to get some order in my piles of 'stuff', ready to dive into 2014. I don't anticipate that what I am planning is going to be easy, but I am looking forward to every minute of it and when it gets too hard I will look down at my new little pen and be reminded "Don't say No, say How".
Have a fabulous weekend,