The flurry of the holidays still seems very fresh in my mind, so much so that I am having a hard time believing we are already 7 days into 2013. After 8 very full days in Seattle, we came back to San Francisco for a party, a houseguest, and a few more holiday and yearend celebrations. I feel as though I’ve barely had a chance to sit and reflect on our trip home, let alone a whole new year.
But here we are! It is 2013. Our January plans are much less hectic than our October-December weeks, which hopefully means Intern and I will be less scheduled and frantic than we’ve been in the previous few months. We’ve spent the last weekend cleaning up holiday decorations, saying goodbye to houseguests and holiday treats, and reorganizing my office space to make room for more purposeful projects in the coming months. This year I do not plan to make a specific resolution, but do hope to maintain a good balance of self-care and productive professional growth, with time to unplug as well as to take new risks, and push myself to take on some bigger professional goals. Less time worrying, and more time making and doing, I guess that is the goal and a method in itself.
Of course, before I move forward, I’m going to spend some time this week sharing some of the events, places and faces of the last few weeks between here and Seattle and back again. The last few months of blogging have been strained at times, but I feel recharged and ready to return to a more balanced blog life. This evolving-rambling-learning-blogging project of mine has changed many times over the past few years, but the reasons I come back are always to inspire and encourage myself to keep moving forward with new projects and ideas. I hope that you, kind readers, friends, strangers and whoever you are, will find inspiration here as well, despite the sometimes faltering, lane-changing feline-filled experiments in cataloging different projects and ideas. I don’t know where we’re going just yet, but stick around!