Monday, December 14, 2009

Until Next Year.............


I find the end of the year to be a time of mixed emotions. I am amazed at how quickly 2009 went by, but excited about the possibilities for next year.

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....................

10 comments:

  1. Unlike most of us, you've already begun your planning for the new year. I, on the other hand, am planning how I'll finish '09!

    I enjoy your art, your writing and, most of all, knowing you. Enjoy your family and reflection time, Dianne, and we'll see you "next year".

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  2. Dianne have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. Your photo for this posting is beautiful. Next year we should put our heads together on marketing our images for Christmas cards.
    Blessings to you and yours..

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  3. Enjoy your family and the holidays, Dianne. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work and where 2010 takes you.

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  4. Wishing you and your family all the best for the remainder of 2009 and all of 2010! Enjoy your well-deserved break.

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  5. Thank you everyone! I really appreciate all of your comments. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  6. Congratulations on your 2009 accomplishments! I've enjoyed and learned from everything you've shared. Have wonderful holidays!

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  7. Hi Dianne... wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!! Looking forward to hearing your stories and seeing more of your work in 2010! And good luck with the resolution, it'll be hard work, but so rewarding! xx

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  8. Sounds like your year has been a success in many ways. That you are already planning for 2010 speaks to that. If you write down your goals, and revisit / update them regularly, you'll be amazed what you will accomplish!

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  9. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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  10. Thank you! I wish I knew who you were - but I want you to know I really appreciate what you wrote. Thanks again!

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