2008. What happened? It seems as though you just arrived. I am curious about why our perception of time changes as we age. I have had a busy, full year and it seems to only have taken a moment to pass. I see such possibilities for 2009. In my business life and my personal life.
With the advent of the new year, I will be doing a re-work on how I run my little doll making venture. I am so fortunate to be able to spend my days (and many nights!) doing what I love and feeling the joy and appreciation when the finished product lands in the hands of its recipient. I will be changing my focus a bit for next year though. I will be paring down my availability for custom orders and spending more time on building my wholesale accounts. More on this in the future.
I have been parenting my entire adult life. Almost 28 years ago my dear baby Amber made her appearance. Darling Olivia and Sweet Julia arrived a decade later (13 months apart). Through the bulk of these years, I have been a single parent. While this has not been an easy row to hoe, I am so pleased to see how these wee babes are becoming the type of people that will be a positive addition to our world. They are funny, intelligent, self knowing and they still love their mom! I used to say that my parenting goal was that my children would still want to know me when they became adults. I believe I have accomplished this and so much more. These 3 young women are now 27, 17 and 16. The youngest 2 are sneaking up on the end of high school and all three are gainfully employed. I am very thankful indeed!
Having parenting be my focus for so long, I have put my personal life on hold. As you may have seen in a certain previous post , I know that I am ready to begin looking at the possibility of having a companion in my life. I have become re-acquainted with a long time, very dear friend and the exploration has begun!
I have so much to be thankful for. Incredible parents (my father is gone but his love and lessons are with me daily), wonderful children, great friends, a full happy and healthy life and a bright future.
I wish the absolute best for all of you