Friday, December 20, 2013

Dream, then Do...

I got this fabulous sweet gift from my dear friend and colleague, Ellaine.
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, 
Anna x

6 comments:

  1. Anna,
    Congratulations! I can understand when you say this change is exciting and scary at the same time but I am sure it will be exciting. Your plans sound exciting and I am looking forward to reading your blog and seeing your designs and embroidery. Your creative spirit will have lots of space in 2014!
    Best wishes,
    Dianne

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  2. Congratulations on this big step, everything is looking beautiful, I wish you luck in the coming year. :)Suzi

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  3. Congratulations Anna! Big, big step but so exciting. Can't wait to see what your vision will be but I know it will be beautiful.

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  4. I had no idea you were leaving CB! Well, all the very best to you and I hope you have a wonderful time and lots of success with your own work.=)

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  5. I wish you well in your new venture, and can't wait to see what it is! I'm sure everyone at CB will miss you, you've done such fine work with them.

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  6. All the best for the new year, Anna. It all sounds very exciting and I for one am looking forward to following your progress.

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