This past year was not without its challenges, but overall I feel very fortunate and grateful to have been able to continue to make art, share my ideas and techniques with other people and take an amazing trip to Paris with my family! These are just a few of the items on my very long gratitude list.
For those of you who read my post regarding my debt, I can now say with certainty, that I have realized my goal of not using any credit in 2009! This means that what I owe now is not more than what I owed at the beginning of the year. It has been many years since I have been able to make that statement!
So while I have achieved that goal, next year I will have to be focused on paying down more of the principal and not just the interest. I think I will say it here - in 2010 I will reduce the amount I owe by $ 5,000 or more.
I have decided to take the next couple of weeks off from this blog. My children will both be home for a few days next week and I am looking forward to spending time with them and other members of my extended family.
I will also be using this time to reflect on the passing year and begin to get a clear picture of what I want 2010 to look like. I have a few ideas and plans I will share here in January.
Until then, I want to wish everyone a beautiful holiday. Enjoy, laugh, hug and appreciate the people in your life.
See you in January....................