|a few moments from my new year's eve|
You guys! It's 2013! I took yesterday off for my birthday and travel home from Atlanta, so I'm a day late on my Happy New Year wishes, but I mean them from the bottom of my (equally exhausted and excited) heart.
Today begins a major catch-up period for me with work, after being gone almost nonstop for the past three weeks. I always work from the road when I travel, but it's hard to establish a steady pattern and I usually end up with a pretty extensive pile of extra stuff to do when I return. I'm looking forward to getting back on track over the next few days so I can focus on the new year. I want to organize and redecorate my work space a bit, get my new Valentine's Day designs up in the art/card shop, work on redesigning my clothing line's website, and get my 2012 Quickbooks/tax stuff caught up. (Okay, so I'm not looking forward to that last part at all - but I do want to get it over with!)
I'm also really thrilled about the new plans and ideas I have for Bubby & Bean - and life in general - this year. I don't do New Year's resolutions because I'm notoriously bad at keeping them going. I think it's incredibly important to set goals, but I'm a believer in a healthy mix of planning and surrendering to the flow. I'm entering this year with a firm grasp on what I'd like to see happen and an open mind to whatever comes my way. It's going to be a good year.
Once again, a very happy 2013 to you! And THANK YOU for all the sweet birthday wishes via emails, comments, twitter, Instagram, etc. yesterday. Having a birthday on New Year's Day can be a little weird, and although my birthday admittedly becomes much less of a big deal to me with each passing year, it's nice (and appreciated) to feel the b-day love. You guys are the best.