Happy new year

I don’t find new year’s eve particularly interesting but psychologically, a new year appears to be a very positive time, full of possibilities and opportunity for change. We change our callendar, start a new planner, clean and declutter the house and make plans for the new year.

Decisions to diet, exercise or better organize your tasks from now on may fall by the wayside after a few weeks or months, but at least this new beginning gives us hope and renewed strength to at least try.

After the weight gained during the endless family meals that occurred throughout the holiday period, on the first of January I began exercising and stopped eating sugar and processed carbs. I made a weekly task plan, cleaned my studio and installed a ventilation system over the soldering area that I needed for a long time now.

I can barely move from the soreness in my muscles and all I want to do is sleep, but at the same time I’m excited about all the things I plan to do. My anxiety has been under control for a while and that’s a huge help when it comes to sticking to my goals. I hope it stays that way.

Last year was actually a good year for me in terms of personal goals. I finished my metalsmith/jewellery course, made several items that were a pleasure to do and I feel a certain pride in the progress I’ve made. I finally defined the style I want to pursue and what techniques I need to master. I’m not there yet but practice is half the fun.

I hope you are all facing the new year with an equally positive attitude. I wish you all the best in the coming year and all the years after.

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