Sunday, January 2, 2011

I'm claiming this one for me!

I've said before that I'm really looking forward to 2011.

For some reason I've just been really pumped thinking about it. 
I have so many resolutions plans that I want to achieve this year
and I just feel this huge sense of motivation swelling within me. 
(I know, kinda crazy - right?!)

I'm looking forward to re-opening my etsy shop and also my retail site 
in the next few weeks. I've gotten some new fabric and I have already put
a few new Blooms together. It's feels good to be creative again. 
Expanding my 'business' is on my list of 'plans' and I'm super excited about it. 
I feel like I have a ton of ideas swirling around in my brain
so hopefully I'll be able to get them down on paper soon. 
(and then executed - so they become a reality)

Another reality that I'm aiming for is healthy living.
Yet another thing I feel motivated about for the first time.
And not in some 'quick fix' sort of mentality
but more of a rest-of-my-life-lifestyle-change kind of mentality.

You know what else I'm looking forward to? 

my family.

I have to say, it is sooo nice that Charlie is home. 
His transition and adjustment has continued to come along nicely.
And not just his adjustment, but mine as well. 

I'll be honest - in the beginning there were definitely days where
he just wasn't my favorite. And I really needed a break from him.
As soon as Bob would come home I'd just pass Charlie off and say, 
'He's all yours now. I'm done.'

But I don't feel like that anymore. 
Sure - there are still days that can be a bit rough
(especially since he currently has like four molars coming in all at once)
but now it's enjoyable - and it just feels different.

it feels really good.

So I can't wait to experience this new year as a unit.
A family unit - with all of us together.

So yes - I have all these wonderful hopes and plans for 2011

and to top it off - I just realized that it's 

The Year of the Rabbit

(which is what I am)

So I'm thinking that year is most definitely mine to be had.
And I'm claiming it. Just for me.
(and actually anyone else who's a rabbit too)

2011 - I look forward to spending the year together.
Let's make it a good great FANTABULOUS year!


JimandJackie said...

Let's do it! I am getting ready to post my plans for 2011!!!

Leah said...

Let's make it a WONDERFANTABULOUS year!! Yeah, glad to hear the positive outlook! It's refreshing R! (love the rabbits too!) :)

Anonymous said...

2010 was a big year for you and you came out of it totally normal! The transition of one child to two, it's a doozy, be realistic, let yourself be human, sometimes we do need a break from the kiddos! Best of luck to you in 2011 focusing on your business, you sound so happy and full of life when you talk about your crafting, keep it up!!

scatterbrainliz said...

Hey Rachel,
I just realized I'm a Rabbit as well :)

Good luck with reopening your etsy & retail store!

Wishing you and your family a fantastic 2011!

Anonymous said...

Great outlook -- 2011 is going be a fabulous year for all of us! And I'm sooo excited that you're re-opening your store. I'll definitely need lots of cute headbands for Miss Zoe.

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