As I reflect upon this last year, I understand completely how not just marking time but also taking a moment to reflect offers opportunity to see exactly how much I have grown as a person and even a business person. This reflection is personal, I do not wish to tick off the list of accomplishments and failures. It is safe to say that there are some of both.
I am grateful- for both
In my failures, I was given the opportunity to grow, exchange of new ideas, and lessons learned. I have learned that it is easier to give advice than it is to follow it, to swim in dreams instead of forming plans, and stand aware and vulnerable when something I thought was the BEST utterly failed.
I consider it a success to recognize what failed, but embrace the lesson. I have removed the price tag from success. It is no longer a requirement to see the worldly value, but my personal one. I have clarified my journey, my intent and that seems to have focused not only my intention but my life. It is a huge success when an artist, who has never had an exhibit, walks into my gallery and beams with pride at the work I have done to prepare her exhibit. It is a success when someone leaves the studio inspired.
The thing I treasure most from 2017 is the ability to be more aware, more sensitive, and live a bit more authentically. I have taken the time to review some of what I do, how I invest, and where I put my energy. In short- I seem to be ready for the bloom.
I am so grateful- for many things- I hope you are too.
Blessings, love and great big peace of heart for you-